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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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    The editors of Nature Reviews Genetics will be posting about the latest developments in research and policy, and providing news about the journal. If you have any questions or feedback for us, get in touch by email or on Twitter.

  • Researchers stranded on an island

    Finding it hard to navigate the flood of scientific literature? The Nature Reviews journals filter and highlight the most impactful research. Take a look at this animation to learn how Nature Reviews Genetics can help you stay up-to-date, or visit www.springernature.com/naturereviews


  • Guhlin et al. sequenced the genomes of almost the entire extant population of the critically-endangered kākāpō, revealing genetic variants for fitness-related traits that can inform conservation strategies.

    • Michael Attwaters
    Research Highlight
  • Luis Barreiro highlights a 2007 paper by Tishkoff et al. that identified genetic variants associated with lactose persistence in East African populations, representing one of the first examples of convergent evolution in humans.

    • Luis B. Barreiro
    Journal Club
  • Marnie Blewitt highlights the visionary 1961 paper by Mary Lyon in which she proposed that dosage compensation in female mammals involves X-inactivation and recognized its implications for sex-specific phenotypes in X-linked disorders.

    • Marnie E. Blewitt
    Journal Club
Nobel prize medal in front of graph showing heart rate and tablets.

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”.


Nature Careers


  • Ohio Eminent Scholar in Industrial Microbiology

    The Department of Microbiology invites applications for the endowed tenure-track position of Ohio Eminent Scholar in Industrial Microbiology.

    Columbus, Ohio

    The Ohio State University, Department of Microbiology

  • Principle Investigator and Joint Recruitment Position-Postdoc

    The Center for Evolutionary & Organismal Biology invites applications from evolutionary scientists for All ranks.

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

    Center for Evolutionary & Organismal Biology, Zhejiang University

  • 10 fully-funded PhD positions in the field of animal conservation and cryobiology

    10 fully-funded PhD positions in the field of animal conservation and cryobiology are offered in the new EU HORIZON-MSCA-Doctoral Network CryoStore.

    Norway (NO)


  • Assistant Professor

    The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, Michigan) seeks to fill two tenure-track faculty position...

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    University of Michigan - Human Genetics

  • Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Position

    UGA seeks vibrant candidates for tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM). Attractive startup package.

    Athens, Georgia

    Center for Molecular Medicine at the University of Georgia