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    A selection of excellent research articles providing insights into the human microbiome and its impact on our health – and disease.

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    With an emphasis on the versatility of polymers and their applications, this collection highlights recent advances in polymer chemistry.

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    A selection of recent studies covering different aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), from the molecular mechanisms underlying neurological damage to new developments in diagnostics and imaging

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    Topological matter is an exciting area of research with many applications ranging from photonics to quantum computing. The robustness that topological states exhibit to deformities in a material makes these states of matter highly desirable. In 2016, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz for their work on topological states of matter. Here, we present a selection of Scientific Reports papers that demonstrate the versatility of topological matter.

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    This collection highlights the best research providing insights into the biology of species that are on the verge of extinction.

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    This collection highlights advances in research to understand how we age and ways we can promote longevity.

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    This collection highlights recent advances in plant genome editing and its impact on crop production

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    A collection of articles detailing advances in cell lineage specification, organogenesis and embryonic development, at both genetic and cellular levels.

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    A focus on the latest advances in geochemistry and their impact on ecosystems, and insights into the chemistry of the Earth's crust and mantle.

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    The expression of genes is tightly controlled by a variety of cellular mechanisms; such mechanisms can be termed ‘epigenetic’. Epigenetics is the study of altered, heritable gene activity states not dependent on changes in the DNA sequence (Bird 2007). This collection includes articles spanning DNA methylation, histone modifications, chromatin structure and its function.