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    Editors' Highlights: Each month our editors select a small number of Articles recently published in Nature Communications that they believe are particularly interesting or important.
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    Stem cells are well on their way into the clinic and can be used in a variety of applications, such as disease modelling, drug screening and for regenerative medicine. This collection showcases research articles, reviews and protocols from across the Nature journals to highlight the striking advances made in basic and translational stem cell research.
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    A collection of original research articles published by Nature Communications showcasing complexity research across a breadth of topics.
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    Immunotherapy is the most promising new cancer treatment of the last years. By re-awakening and enhancing the immune system to fight cancer, such strategies have achieved impressive clinical responses. However, many cancer types still do not respond to immunotherapy and many patients do not receive durable benefit, eventually developing resistance. Broadening the clinical applicability of cancer immunotherapy requires a deep understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms that influence whether cancer cells resist or respond. With the ultimate goal to expand the benefits of immunotherapy and find actionable strategies to combat therapeutic resistance, an increasing number of studies are now testing in pre-clinical models different combinations with other therapies, including targeted therapies, and nanoparticle-based approaches. Furthermore, significant efforts are underway to identify reliable predictive biomarkers of response and resistance to immunotherapy such as checkpoint inhibitors. Our collection, which has been curated by the editorial Cancer team at Nature Communications, brings together cutting-edge important research in the field of cancer immunotherapy published in our journal. The collection is divided into four research areas; mechanisms of resistance, combination therapies,nanocomplex, and predictors of response. We aim to provide insights on future direction for new therapeutic development in this important area, recognizing the value of bench-based and pre-clinical studies as a first step to translation to the clinic and patient care.
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    This collection highlights the experimental work published in Nature Communications on redesigning the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome, an international project known as Sc2.0. It showcases the advances and applications of this ambitious synthetic biology project along with commentary from the community about the potential implications of this work for synthetic biology, biotechnology and our understanding of the genome.
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    This collection highlights developmental biology research published in Nature Communications focusing on embryonic and tissue development. It showcases advances in early embryonic development, organ development, stem cell biology and regeneration.
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    Editors' Highlights: Each month our editors select a small number of Articles recently published in Nature Communications that they believe are particularly interesting or important.
    Image: Wenjuan Pu et al./doi:10.1038/ncomms13369
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    Editors' Highlights: Each month our editors select a small number of Articles recently published in Nature Communications that they believe are particularly interesting or important.
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    Editors' Highlights: Each month our editors select a small number of Articles recently published in Nature Communications that they believe are particularly interesting or important.
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    This collection brings together multi-disciplinary, open-access articles published in Nature Communications on forest research in the Anthropocene, an epoch characterised by humanity’s impact on our planet. It showcases some of the latest advances and opinion pieces across the fields of ecology, social and Earth sciences and aims to provide a unified resource for researchers in this increasingly interdisciplinary field.
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