Nature Summaries and Reviews

See all summaries and reviews from Nature at a glance.

An artificial-intelligence tool called Trial Pathfinder can run clinical-trial emulations using healthcare data from people with cancer, and can learn how to optimize trial-inclusion eligibility criteria, while maintaining patient safety.

Chunhua Weng and James R. Rogers

Nature, 2021

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As countries race to administer coronavirus vaccines, researchers are analysing the effects while a rash of viral variants raises concern.

Heidi Ledford

Nature, 2021

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Japan has turned regenerative medicine into a regulatory free-for-all. Patients across the world could pay the price.

David Cyranoski and Brendan Maher

Nature, 2019

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Despite previous warnings, drug makers failed to prepare a stockpile of compounds to fight viral pandemics. Can they finally do the right thing?

Elie Dolgin

Nature, 2021

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An analysis of the costs of climate change caused by adding one tonne of methane to the atmosphere finds that high-income regions of the world should spend much more on efforts to lower such emissions than should low-income regions.

James K. Hammitt

Nature, 2021

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Biotech firm Oxitec launches controversial field test of its insects in Florida after years of opposition from residents and regulatory complications.

Emily Waltz

Nature, 2021

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Mining the ocean floor could solve mineral shortages – and lead to epic extinctions in some of the most remote ecosystems on Earth.

Olive Heffernan

Nature, 2019

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After decades of assuming that pain works the same way in all sexes, scientists are finding that different biological pathways can produce an ‘ouch!’.

Amber Dance

Nature, 2019

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Jamie Morin sets out the elements required to track satellites and avoid crashes.

Jamie Morin

Nature, 2019

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Humans are masters of dexterity. But robots are catching up.

Richard Hodson

Nature, 2018

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