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    Close to the end of its mission, the Dawn spacecraft performed high resolution observations of Occator crater at Ceres in order to study its bright points (faculae) at unprecedented detail. These observations establish Ceres as an ocean world.

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    How cells, tissues and organisms interpret the information encoded in the genome has vital implications for our understanding of development, health and disease. Launched in 2003, the ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project aims to map the functional elements in the human genome (later expanded to include model organisms).

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    Explore recent research highlights at the frontier of quantum materials from npj Quantum Materials and Nature Communications.

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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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    The Kavli Prize is awarded by a partnership between the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Kavli Foundation.

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    The human genome comprises both our protein-coding genes and the regulatory information that controls when, and to what extent, those genes are expressed.

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    To honor National Brain Cancer Awareness Month (US) in May, the cancer team at Nature Communications has curated a collection of the latest research articles that shed light on brain tumour biology and genetics.

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    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and with this collection of research in the field, the cancer team aim to increase knowledge of the disease and provide updates in melanoma/skin cancer prevention and detection.

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    Recent years have been an exciting time to unravel the mysteries of planetary interiors. A number of ongoing international space missions, ever evolving new technologies and numerical methods, and re-analysis of existing data are allowing us to gain new insights on the internal structures of planetary bodies.

    Image: From closest to furthest (or right to left) respectively: Jupiter (Juno perijove 6, Credit:NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran); Saturn during the great storm of 2010–2011 (Cassini, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute); Uranus and Neptune (Hubble, Credits: NASA/ESA/A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley)).
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    Browse the top 50 most read Nature Communications physics articles published in 2019.

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