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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.

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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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    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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    Popularization of super-resolution imaging techniques has allowed cell biologists to probe cell structure and function in previously unattainable detail. These methodologies continue to evolve, with new improvements that allow tailoring the available techniques to a particular need and application. This collection showcases primary research articles, reviews and protocols and highlights these recent developments by exemplifying the new, interesting applications of super-resolution microscopy as well as related tool development.

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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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    This Collection provides an overview of current progress in developing targeted genome editing technologies, including a selection of protocols for using and adapting these tools in your own lab.

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    The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their elucidation of the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm. Their pioneering work in Drosophila uncovered the internal oscillators, or clocks, that synchronize cellular metabolism and organismal behaviour to the light/dark cycle to generate biological rhythms with 24 hour periodicity.

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    Nature Research congratulates the awardees of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson. Their pioneering work on the use of cryo-electron microscopy to solve high-resolution structures of biomolecules has provided unprecedented insights into the complexity of life. Here, we present a Collection of Research, Methods, Reviews and Comment pieces from Nature Research to celebrate the award.

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    Cellular lipid bilayers and membrane proteins are highly organised and tightly regulated. Our current understanding of protein—lipid interactions is largely based on advanced biophysical or structural studies of a few prototypes. Although these methods are excellent, there is a need for more generic approaches that can be scaled up to identify and characterise more interactions. This collection, by Nature Protocols and Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology includes Reviews of protein—lipid interactions and the technologies that enable the study of these interactions in a systemic level, and step-by-step Protocols for such techniques.

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    In this collection, the cancer editorial community of the Nature journals presents the most recently published articles on cancer evolution. The topic is discussed from different angles (preclinical, translational and clinical), and across a range of tumour types.

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    This collection consists of Reviews, Research articles, and News and Comment articles from several Nature journals, describing how antibiotic resistance emerges and detailing strategies through which new antimicrobial compounds are being discovered.