Editors' Highlights

Welcome to the Nature Communications Editors’ Highlights page. Our editors select a small number of articles recently published in Nature Communications that they believe are particularly interesting or important.

The aim is to provide a convenient snapshot of some of the most exciting work published in the various research areas at Nature Communications.

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Multidisciplinary research

AI and machine learning

Curated by Henrietta Howells, Congcong Huang, Ingrid Knarston, Kyle Legate, Doaa Megahed, Iryna Omelchenko, Diane Reckziegel, Katie Ridd, Lorenzo Righetto and Laura Zoppi.

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Astronomy and planetary science

Curated by Nilda Oklay and Sebastian Mueller.

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Climate change impacts

Curated by Walter Andriuzzi, Kasey Bolles, Francesco Conti, Iain Dickson, Jasper Franke, Kyle Frischkorn, Rebecca Furlong, Silvana Lakeman, Pilar Morera Margarit, Melissa Plail, Diane Reckziegel and Cephas Small.

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Plants and agriculture

Curated by Walter Andriuzzi, Chuanfu An, Rebecca Furlong, Emily Jones, Kyle Legate and Richard Pattison.

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Public health

Curated by Ripudaman Bains, Brittany Cardwell, Francesco Conti, Jasper Franke, Ildiko Gyory, Ching-Yu Huang, Riikka Jokinen, Madlen Luckner, Javier Martinez-Vesga, Gavin Mason, Melissa Plail, Diane Reckziegel, Lorenzo Righetto, Sonja Schmid, Catherine Smith and Aishwarya Sundaram.

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Social sciences

Curated by Walter Andriuzzi, Brittany Cardwell, Myrthel Dogge, Jasper Franke, Rebecca Furlong, Emily Jones, Silvana Lakeman and Melissa Plail.

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Life sciences research

Biotechnology and methods

Curated by Chuanfu An, Ross Cloney, Cara Eldridge, Kyle Legate, Philip Lössl, Aline Lueckgen, Doaa Megahed, Anne Mirabella and Lorenzo Righetto.

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Curated by Luca Danelli, Maria Garcia Fernandez, Ilse Ariadna Gutierrez, Stephanie Koo, Ylenia Lombardo, Paraskevi Mallini, Kathryn Mcginnis, Katie Ridd, Lorenzo Righetto and Aishwarya Sundaram.

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Ecology and evolution

Curated by Walter Andriuzzi, Iain Dickson, Rebecca Furlong, Emily Jones, Pilar Morera Margarit and Wenfei Tong.

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From brain to behaviour

Curated by Brittany Cardwell, Fiona Carr, Myrthel Dogge, Matthijs Dorst, Elisa Floriddia, Henrietta Howells, Sophie Morgan, Christian Schnell and Cody Walters.

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From molecules and cells to organisms

Curated by Evan Bardot, Minju Ha, Philip Lössl, Aline Lueckgen, Anne Mirabella, Angela Parrish and Robert Stephenson.

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Genetics, genomics and epigenetics

Curated by Chuanfu An, Poonam Bheda, Margot Brandt, Rebecca Furlong, Minju Ha, Ingrid Knarston, Doaa Megahed and Anne Mirabella.

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Curated by Luca Danelli, Ildiko Gyory, Ching-Yu Huang, Paraskevi Mallini, Gavin Mason, Timothy Powell, Katie Ridd and Aishwarya Sundaram.

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Microbiology and infectious diseases

Curated by Ripudaman Bains, Madlen Luckner, Javier Martinez-Vesga, Cesar Sanchez, Sonja Schmid and Catherine Smith.

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Stem cells

Curated by Ylenia Lombardo, Aline Lueckgen and Robert Stephenson.

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Structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics

Curated by Karin Kuehnel, Stephane Larochelle, Philip Lössl and Katarzyna Marcinkiewicz.

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Translational and clinical research

Curated by Francesco Conti, Aline Lueckgen, Myrthel Dogge, Henrietta Howells, Riikka Jokinen, Anna Kriebs, Ylenia Lombardo, Michele Marass, Diane Reckziegel, Maria-Teresa Piccoli and Christian Schnell.

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Physical sciences research

Applied physics and mathematics

Curated by Marco Bentivegna, Antonio Fornieri, Congcong Huang, Steven Lukman, Silvia Milana, Iryna Omelchenko, Heather Partner, Mark Santer, Cephas Small and Jiajun Zhu.

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Curated by Majda Bratovič, Long Chen, Prateek Dongare, Jamal Malik, Eric Piechota, Prabhjot Saini, Adam Weingarten and Ronghuan Zhang.

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Condensed matter

Curated by Margherita Citroni, Wei Fan, Antonio Fornieri, Silvia Milana, Anna Pertsova, Paul Wiecki and Jiajun Zhu.

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Curated by Antonio Fornieri, Congcong Huang, Steven Lukman, Silvia Milana, Cephas Small and Jiajun Zhu.

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Earth science

Curated by Kasey Bolles, Jasper Franke, Kyle Frischkorn, Sebastien Mueller and Melissa Plail.

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Curated by Long Chen, Prateek Dongare, Steven Lukman, Sebastian Mueller, Eric Piechota, Melissa Plail, Mo Qiao, Rinaldo Raccichini, Adam Weingarten and Ronghuan Zhang.

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Inorganic and physical chemistry

Curated by  Majda Bratovič, Margherita Citroni, Bishwanath Gaire, Johannes Kreutzer, Christian Kuttner, Prabhjot Saini, Joan Serrano-Plana and Laura Zoppi.

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Materials science and chemistry

Curated by Jacilynn Brant, Majda Bratovič, Antonio Fornieri, Robert Guilliatt, Sumin Jin, Johannes Kreutzer, Christian Kuttner, Silvia Milana, Prabhjot Saini and Laura Zoppi.

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Nuclear and particle physics

Curated by Marco Bentivegna and Bishwanath Gaire.

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Optics and photonics

Curated by Marco Bentivegna, Antonio Fornieri, Bishwanath Gaire, Silvia Milana, Ahne Myklatun and Heather Partner.

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Organic chemistry and chemical biology

Curated by Majda Bratovič, Robert Guilliatt, Johannes Kreutzer, Jamal Malik, Prabhjot Saini, Joan Serrano-Plana and Laura Zoppi.



Curated by Marco Bentivegna, Bishwanath Gaire, Silvia Milana, Anna Pertsova and Laura Zoppi.

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