Collections

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    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Protein Data Bank, Nature Methods and Nature Structural & Molecular Biology present a collection that brings together reviews, classic papers, announcements and specially commissioned Comments by researchers from diverse areas of structural biology who share their views on both the past and future of the field.

    Image: Illustration by David S. Goodsell, ‘THE MACHINERY OF LIFE’, published 2009 by Springer Nature.
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    The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their pioneering work in gene-editing.

    Image: Springer Nature/The Nobel Foundation/Imagesource
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    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.

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

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    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
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    Nature Milestones in Antibodies, presented by Nature Immunology, Nature Reviews Immunology, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology and Nature Communications, highlights some of the most influential developments in the history of antibody research.

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    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.

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