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A focus on single-cell omics

In this Focus issue and its accompanying online collection, we delve into the exciting developments in single-cell omics, highlighting its transformative potential.


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    Gregor Johann Mendel, considered by many the ‘father of modern genetics’, was born 200 years ago, on 20 July 1822. In commemoration of this milestone, this Nature Collection brings together articles that explore the origins of genetics and reflect on Mendel’s legacy, which continues to shape the field to this day.

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    The advent of massively parallel sequencing technologies has driven the analysis of cancer genomes at an unprecedented resolution. Next-generation sequencing has also been applied to study the epigenomes and transcriptomes of cancer, thus paving the way for an integrated understanding of cancer pathology.

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  • Geopolitical instability has prompted renewed discussions on the risks of DNA technology being weaponized in international conflict. With today’s changing security environment, the authors argue that risk assessments must be broadened from genetically targeted weapons to a series of new domains.

    • Subhayan Chattopadhyay
    • Tony Ingesson
    • David Gisselsson
  • Johnson et al. identify a WNT regulator that underlies the development and evolution of distinct colour patterning in the African striped mouse.

    • Henry Ertl
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  • Three papers in Nature report on the largest open-access plasma proteomics dataset to date, a valuable resource for understanding human disease and the identification of drug targets.

    • Michael Attwaters
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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2023

The 2023 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their “discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19”.


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