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    The self-assembly of block copolymers to form micelles has been used in applications such as drug delivery and composite reinforcement. Here the authors explore the use of fibre-like micelles of controlled length in the active layer of field-effect transistor devices.

    • Xiaoyu Li
    • , Piotr J. Wolanin
    • , Liam R. MacFarlane
    • , Robert L. Harniman
    • , Jieshu Qian
    • , Oliver E. C. Gould
    • , Thomas G. Dane
    • , John Rudin
    • , Martin J. Cryan
    • , Thomas Schmaltz
    • , Holger Frauenrath
    • , Mitchell A. Winnik
    • , Charl F. J. Faul
    •  & Ian Manners
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    A Low Carbon Fuel Standard seeks to regulate indirect land use change by including its related carbon emissions in the carbon intensity of biofuels. Khanna et al. show the economic cost of abatement achieved by including this factor is much larger than the social cost of carbon.

    • Madhu Khanna
    • , Weiwei Wang
    • , Tara W. Hudiburg
    •  & Evan H. DeLucia
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    Once fabricated, the gates of conventional electronic devices are spatially fixed. Here, the authors introduce tunnelling triboelectrification to create, modify and destroy on-demand ghost floating gates underneath 2D materials, with the spatial resolution of an atomic force microscope.

    • Seongsu Kim
    • , Tae Yun Kim
    • , Kang Hyuck Lee
    • , Tae-Ho Kim
    • , Francesco Arturo Cimini
    • , Sung Kyun Kim
    • , Ronan Hinchet
    • , Sang-Woo Kim
    •  & Christian Falconi
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    Adipocyte progenitor cells (APCs) are found tethered to adipose tissue blood vessel walls and can differentiate into adipocytes. Here the authors show that PPARγ controls angiogenesis by stimulating APC–blood vessel interaction and retention via a transcriptional network that includes PDGFRβ and VEGF.

    • Yuwei Jiang
    • , Daniel C. Berry
    • , Ayoung Jo
    • , Wei Tang
    • , Robert W. Arpke
    • , Michael Kyba
    •  & Jonathan M. Graff
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    Polycomb repressive complexes modify histones but it is unclear how changes in chromatin states alter kinetics of transcription. Here, the authors use single-cell RNAseq and ChIPseq to find that actively transcribed genes with Polycomb marks have greater cell-to-cell variation in expression.

    • Gozde Kar
    • , Jong Kyoung Kim
    • , Aleksandra A. Kolodziejczyk
    • , Kedar Nath Natarajan
    • , Elena Torlai Triglia
    • , Borbala Mifsud
    • , Sarah Elderkin
    • , John C. Marioni
    • , Ana Pombo
    •  & Sarah A. Teichmann

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