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    Machine learning has had a significant impact in many areas of science and technology, including life science and medical research.

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    Multiferroics possess more than one form of order parameter, such as magnetization or electric polarization.

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    This collection showcases recent review articles and original research on active matter across a selection of Nature journals.

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    In health and biomedical applications, electronic technologies allow monitoring, sensing and extracting physiological data as well as correcting or supporting tissue function through electrical stimuli. This collection highlights the recent developments in materials science, electronics and biology of bioelectronic devices.

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    Perovskite materials have become very promising candidates for a new generation of potentially printable and efficient optoelectronic devices. Photovoltaic devices based on hybrid perovskites now achieve more than 20% photoconversion efficiency, and applications in solid-state lighting, photodetection and lasing are soaring. Their optoelectronic and photophysical properties are under intense scrutiny. This web-collection brings together a selection of multi-disciplinary research and comments published in the Nature journals that explores the basic properties of halide-based perovskite materials and their potential for application in optoelectronics, from solar cells to lasers. It serves to illustrate the road to easily processable and efficient devices by presenting both historical milestones and the crucial landmark studies published in the last 12 months in the Nature journals.

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    Space missions require materials that can function under extreme conditions. In this Focus issue, we highlight the efforts of the European Space Agency to design and test appropriate materials for space exploration, while taking a look at the properties needed for the ambitious Breakthrough Starshot initiative.

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    Stem cells are well on their way into the clinic and can be used in a variety of applications, such as disease modelling, drug screening and for regenerative medicine. 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.

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    In this Focus issue, we highlight recent advances in cancer treatment utilizing cells and materials to develop immunotherapeutics and vaccines, as well as synthetic immune tissues for interrogating immune function.

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    In this Focus issue, we overview recent developments in fundamental and applied research on metal halide perovskite materials, and host a discussion on the open questions regarding the mechanisms leading to the unique behaviour of these materials.

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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.

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