Collections

  • Collection |

    To support urgent research to combat the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the editorial teams at Nature Research have curated a collection of relevant articles.

  • Milestone |

    The discovery of antisense RNA phenomena has profoundly altered our understanding of gene regulation and revolutionized the way biological research is conducted.

  • Focus |

    This special Focus on Targeting Chromatin features Reviews, Perspectives and a Comment that discuss chromatin-associated proteins that are the subject of current drug-development efforts, highlighting chromatin processes as promising targets for therapeutic intervention.

    Image: Erin Dewalt
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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.

    Image: V. Summersby
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    To mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the three nuclear RNA polymerases, we feature a collection of Perspective and Review pieces that narrate the history of eukaryotic transcription research from a personal perspective.

    Image: Art by Erin Dewalt, inspired by the concept of “ever-expanding complexity”.
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    We present a Series on Synaptic Processes, featuring commissioned Reviews and opinion pieces that discuss the expanding molecular understanding of how neural cells communicate.

    Image: Art by Erin Dewalt, inspired by the style of artist Wassily Kandinsky
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    We mark the 25th year of NSMB with a special Series of commissioned Reviews and Comments that celebrate exciting research uncovering the fundamental principles behind biological processes.

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    A collection of recent review and research articles from the Nature journals on the mechanisms, regulation and functions of mRNA splicing.

    Image: Vicky Summersby
  • Focus |

    Daily rhythms are an integral part of life. This special Focus on 'Cycles and Rhythms' features Reviews and a Perspective that explore the molecular mechanisms that drive oscillatory behaviour and that underlie the generation of metabolic and circadian dynamics.

    Image: Credit: FrankRamspott/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty
  • Focus |

    Membrane proteins are central to many physiological processes and are targeted by ~50% of marketed pharmaceutical drugs. Determining the structures of membrane proteins is essential for understanding their function and for drug design. This Focus highlights the latest breakthroughs in elucidating the structure and mechanisms of ABC transporters and neurotransmitter-gated ion channels; it also explores recent technical and methodological advances in X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, NMR and computational approaches to investigate membrane proteins.

    Image: Credit: Erin Dewalt / Springer Nature
  • Collection |

    Welcome to 'The Epitranscriptome', an article collection from various Nature journals highlighting the role of mRNA modifications in RNA fate and gene expression.

  • Focus |

    The progressive shortening of telomeres with each cell division determines cellular replicative capacity and ultimately induces cellular senescence. This Focus brings to light the complex interactions of telomerase and shelterin components in telomere length maintenance, the role of DNA damage-response factors in telomere replication and processing, and the consequences of telomere dysfunction in human disease and cancer cell proliferation.