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    • Sebastian Giwa
    • , Jedediah K Lewis
    • , Luis Alvarez
    • , Robert Langer
    • , Alvin E Roth
    • , George M Church
    • , James F Markmann
    • , David H Sachs
    • , Anil Chandraker
    • , Jason A Wertheim
    • , Martine Rothblatt
    • , Edward S Boyden
    • , Elling Eidbo
    • , W P Andrew Lee
    • , Bohdan Pomahac
    • , Gerald Brandacher
    • , David M Weinstock
    • , Gloria Elliott
    • , David Nelson
    • , Jason P Acker
    • , Korkut Uygun
    • , Boris Schmalz
    • , Brad P Weegman
    • , Alessandro Tocchio
    • , Greg M Fahy
    • , Kenneth B Storey
    • , Boris Rubinsky
    • , John Bischof
    • , Janet A W Elliott
    • , Teresa K Woodruff
    • , G John Morris
    • , Utkan Demirci
    • , Kelvin G M Brockbank
    • , Erik J Woods
    • , Robert N Ben
    • , John G Baust
    • , Dayong Gao
    • , Barry Fuller
    • , Yoed Rabin
    • , David C Kravitz
    • , Michael J Taylor
    •  & Mehmet Toner
    Nature Biotechnology 35, 530–542
  • Research | | open

    Life cycle assessments are used by corporations to determine the sustainability of raw source materials. Here, Chaplin-Kramer et al. develop an improved life cycle assessment approach incorporating spatial variation in land-use change, and apply this framework to a bioplastic case study.

    • Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer
    • , Sarah Sim
    • , Perrine Hamel
    • , Benjamin Bryant
    • , Ryan Noe
    • , Carina Mueller
    • , Giles Rigarlsford
    • , Michal Kulak
    • , Virginia Kowal
    • , Richard Sharp
    • , Julie Clavreul
    • , Edward Price
    • , Stephen Polasky
    • , Mary Ruckelshaus
    •  & Gretchen Daily
  • Reviews |

    A review of mineral exploration data and demand forecasts suggests that new international governance links are needed to ensure efficient and responsible future sourcing of minerals for sustainable development.

    • Saleem H. Ali
    • , Damien Giurco
    • , Nicholas Arndt
    • , Edmund Nickless
    • , Graham Brown
    • , Alecos Demetriades
    • , Ray Durrheim
    • , Maria Amélia Enriquez
    • , Judith Kinnaird
    • , Anna Littleboy
    • , Lawrence D. Meinert
    • , Roland Oberhänsli
    • , Janet Salem
    • , Richard Schodde
    • , Gabi Schneider
    • , Olivier Vidal
    •  & Natalia Yakovleva
    Nature 543, 367–372
  • Research |

    Synthetic nanoparticles containing rapamycin — a common immunosuppressant drug — when co-administered with any free antigen can induce immune tolerance, offering a way to rescue novel drugs that have failed in the clinic due to antidrug antibodies.

    • Takashi K. Kishimoto
    • , Joseph D. Ferrari
    • , Robert A. LaMothe
    • , Pallavi N. Kolte
    • , Aaron P. Griset
    • , Conlin O'Neil
    • , Victor Chan
    • , Erica Browning
    • , Aditi Chalishazar
    • , William Kuhlman
    • , Fen-ni Fu
    • , Nelly Viseux
    • , David H. Altreuter
    • , Lloyd Johnston
    •  & Roberto A. Maldonado
    Nature Nanotechnology 11, 890–899
  • Research |

    Energy storage is vital to the widespread rollout of renewable electricity technologies. Modelling shows that energy storage can add value to wind and solar technologies, but cost reduction remains necessary to reach widespread profitability.

    • William A. Braff
    • , Joshua M. Mueller
    •  & Jessika E. Trancik

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