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  • Advances in CRISPR-based systems have greatly expanded the molecular toolbox for biologists. In this issue, we present the first of a Series of commissioned Review articles that highlight the progress made using CRISPR–Cas9 technology and its relevance for cell biological research.

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  • RNA molecules are more than messengers between DNA and protein and exhibit rich regulatory functions in development and disease. In this issue, we present a Focus on regulatory RNAs with specially commissioned Review articles that discuss recent advances in this fast-growing area.

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  • Science thrives on the free exchange of ideas and collaboration between diverse groups, with researcher mobility greatly accelerating progress. With isolationist rhetoric increasingly dominating the political discourse in many countries, it is important to recognize the value of migration in science.

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  • This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the launch of Nature Cell Biology. We take this opportunity to reflect on the progress in cell biological research and the evolution of our journal, and to celebrate the start of our third decade with a special Focus on 20 years of cell biology.

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  • Scientists are increasingly embracing social media in their professional lives. Here, we look at the different platforms available to researchers and how social media engagement can positively influence their day-to-day work and scientific communication.

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  • We are often asked about various aspects of the editor’s job, and most frequently about the editorial process after submission. Here, we outline what happens after a manuscript is submitted to the journal and clarify some misconceptions about the editorial process.

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  • Open discourse to identify challenges and devise solutions is essential to abolish gender inequalities globally and in science. In our ‘Focus on Women in Science’, we celebrate the achievements and consider the concerns of women researchers from around the world, who share some of the turning points of their scientific careers.

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  • Understanding the dynamics and complexity of tumour metastasis is crucial for improving clinical interventions and care for cancer patients. In this issue, we present the first of a Series of commissioned Review articles that discuss emerging concepts, technological advances and therapeutic implications in this exciting field.

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  • Mitochondria are critical to cellular metabolism, homeostasis and stress responses, and their dysfunction is linked to human disease and pathology. In this issue, we present a Focus of specially commissioned Review articles that discuss recent discoveries and emerging questions in this rapidly advancing field.

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  • Organoid technologies offer unique insights into the biological processes of the tissues they mimic and are being developed at a rapid pace. Here, we introduce a Collection of content from across the Nature Journals, outlining recent progress and challenges in the organoid field.

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  • Five years ago Nature Cell Biology removed word limits from Methods sections to enhance the detailed description of how experiments are designed, performed and analysed. Here, we revisit our policies that promote full transparency of methodological reporting and the reproducibility of the findings we publish.

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  • Recent surveys have linked academia and PhD studies to a risk of experiencing mental health issues. Despite the lack of extensive data, the negative impact of the stresses of lab life should not be underestimated, and PhD students and research trainees should be supported.

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  • Autophagy is a cellular degradation and recycling process with complex roles in health and disease and emerging relevance to translational research. In this issue, we launch a Series of commissioned articles that will discuss recent advances and outstanding questions driving this rapidly expanding and diverse field.

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  • A strong relationship between mentor and mentee is a crucial part of the training and professional development of scientists. Here, we discuss the means of successful mentorship and debunk some myths surrounding mentoring.

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  • Nature Cell Biology supports the wide dissemination of scientific findings both prior to and following publication of primary research manuscripts.

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  • Advances in stem cell research offer unprecedented insights into human biology and opportunities for clinical translation. They also raise many questions with social and ethical implications.

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  • Peer review is a key element of scientific publishing. Here we discuss what constitutes the ideal referee report.

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