The icebergs on the cover represent different world regions with varying extents of undiagnosed diabetes submerged below the surface; the colors of the ice illustrate detection with FPG or HbA1c

Striving for equitable partnerships in health research

We reflect on the progress of an ethics framework adopted a year ago, what we learned and the way forward to champion ethical, inclusive and equitable partnerships in the content we publish.


  • People of different ages and backgrounds coming together to form a healthy population

    Nature Medicine presents a special Focus dedicated to population health in the context of new threats and growing inequities. This includes a variety of news, opinion, reviews and original research on critical areas and challenges that must be addressed in order to build healthy communities and deliver on the commitments of the SDGs.

  • evidence in medicine

    New therapeutics and health technologies require fresh approaches to demonstrating safety and efficacy. This collection brings together key stakeholders to discuss how evidence-based medicine should evolve to assess these technological advances, from gene editing to artificial intelligence health algorithms.

  • Crab, the avatar of cancer.

    Read about the latest advances in translational and clinical research, selected by the Nature Medicine editorial team.

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  • The adoption of medical AI devices in clinical practice is still in its infancy, with uneven usage across procedures and locations in the USA, which underscores the inequities in its real-world implementation.

    • Sonia Muliyil
    Research Highlight
  • A year ago, we adopted an ethics framework to help with the assessment of and to increase transparency and accountability for research practices in studies involving partnerships between researchers in high- and low-income settings. We now reflect on our progress, what we learned and the way forward to champion ethical, inclusive and equitable partnerships in the content we publish.

  • A citizen science approach has helped craft a resource-rich vaginal microbiome map with associations to lifestyle and events across a woman’s life course.

    • Sonia Muliyil
    Research Highlight

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