2021 Top 25 Life and Biological Sciences Articles

We are pleased to share with you the 25 most downloaded Nature Communications articles* in the life and biological sciences published in 2021. (Please note we have a separate collection on the Top 25 COVID-19 papers.) Featuring authors from around the world, these papers highlight valuable research from an international community.

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*Data obtained from SN Insights (based on Digital Science's Dimensions) and normalised to account for articles published later in the year.

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