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    • Metabolic engineering of microbes constitutes a promising strategy to make the industrial production of chemicals more sustainable. This Review discusses recent advances of targeted high-throughput genome editing to construct next-generation cell factories for bioproduction.

      • Suzan Yilmaz
      • Akos Nyerges
      • Nico J. Claassens
      Review Article
    • Single-atom, small cluster and nanoparticle catalysts feature intriguing reactivity for a variety of transformations, which is often attributed to the properties of specific atomic species. This Review critically revisits the reactivity of such catalysts in term of the ensemble effects that arise from the interaction of multiple metal atoms or single atomic species with neighbouring atoms from supports, additives or surface ligands.

      • Yu Guo
      • Maolin Wang
      • Ding Ma
      Review Article
    • Constraining metabolic models by enzyme capacities greatly improves genotype–phenotype predictions. Now, a method for estimating enzyme turnovers based on deep learning has been developed and used to reconstruct enzyme-constrained genome-scale metabolic models for more than 300 yeast species.

      • Veda Sheersh Boorla
      • Vikas Upadhyay
      • Costas D. Maranas
      News & Views
    • General catalytic methods for free radical-mediated asymmetric transformations have long eluded synthetic organic chemists. Now, NAD(P)H-dependent ketoreductases are repurposed and engineered as highly efficient photoenzymes to catalyse asymmetric radical C–C couplings.

      • Rui Guo
      • Heyu Chen
      • Yang Yang
      News & Views
    • Elucidating the reaction mechanism of a catalytic process is very challenging. Now, advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance experiments demonstrate the importance of oxygenates to regulate the conversion of synthesis gas over an oxide–zeolite-based bifunctional catalyst material.

      • Marc Baldus
      • Bert M. Weckhuysen
      News & Views