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Volume 558 Issue 7711, 28 June 2018

Five hubs of Asian science

The cover shows the Supertree Grove in Singapore, one of five key research hubs in Asia profiled in a special issue this week. Along with Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea and Taiwan, Singapore is investing in science and increasing its global reach as a result. Scientists from across these five centres provide an insight into the breadth of dynamic work being done — from genome editing to green-energy development — and the way the changing research landscape is attracting skills to the region. They also reveal how a focus on science is helping to address public concerns such as health care and air pollution. These five hubs might not be heaviest hitters in the continent, but they are rapidly becoming a major force in the global scientific landscape.

Cover image: Alamy

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