Collections

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    One of the fundamental biological processes in life is the cell cycle leading from DNA replication to cell division. While it has been studied for decades and our knowledge has matured, sophisticated experimental approaches have rejuvenated the field. In addition, cell cycle regulators have emerged as cancer therapy targets. This collection showcases ground-breaking cell cycle papers and reviews, ranging from basic discoveries to clinical applications.

    Image: Nicolas Plachta, NCB (2022)
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    Research interest is growing in profiling noncoding RNAs and understanding their biological functions in health and disease contexts.

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    In this Focus, we highlight progress in the use of single-cell technologies to analyze large datasets to map cellular diversity in entire organisms, examine cell types and states, cellular interactions and functions.

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    This Collection showcases recent articles from Nature Cell Biology, Nature Metabolism and Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology covering cellular to systemic metabolic regulation. This selection accompanies the Nature Conference “Metabolic Communication Across Biological Scales” and provides a resource about current trends and directions in this field.

    Image: V. Summersby
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    Recent technological progress has facilitated the study of how embryos develop, how embryonic cells transition between different states, how adult stem cells are maintained and differentiate, at unprecedented resolution.

    Image: Deepti L Kumar and Tony DeFalco
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    Genome Engineering has great potential to change how we model, understand, and treat diseases.

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    In this Series, we present commissioned Perspective and Review articles that highlight the progress made using CRISPR–Cas9 technology and its relevance for cell biological research.

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    This collection of primary research articles, reviews and protocols focuses on an emerging topic of mechanobiology, highlighting the broad involvement of mechanical forces in different biological contexts, their roles in development, physiology and disease, and how these forces are sensed and transduced to produce biologically-relevant responses. The collection also showcases new technical approaches to modulate mechanobiology, which in the future could be used to control cell fate and behaviour for therapeutic benefits.

    Image: Vicky Summersby
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    The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their pioneering work in gene-editing.

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    New technologies to study stem cells have increased our knowledge about their physiological roles and contributions to development, ageing, regeneration and disease. This collection showcases research articles, reviews and protocols from across the Nature journals to highlight the striking advances made in basic and translational stem cell research.

    Image: Benedetta Artegiani and Delilah Hendriks, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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    This collection includes recent articles from across the Nature group of journals and showcases both the latest advances in the methodologies used to study genome organization, and our recent understanding of how genome organization and nuclear architecture regulate gene expression, cell fate and cell function in physiology and disease.

    Image: V. Summersby