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    The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has led to substantial disease and millions of deaths worldwide, with devastating socio-economic impacts. This Series contains articles from Nature Reviews Microbiology that explore the basic biology, epidemiology, emergence, evolution and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 and pathogenic coronaviruses, as well as options for the control and prevention of COVID-19.

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    Interspecies communication in complex microbiome environments occurs through the small molecules, peptides, and proteins produced by both the host and the microbial residents, as highlighted in this collection of recent articles from Nature Portfolio.

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    Research into women’s health has suffered from historical neglect and lack of funding.

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    Infectious disease outbreaks threaten human, animal and plant health, and they have implications for global health, food security, biodiversity and economic stability.

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    The UN General Assembly proclaimed that 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health to recognize and protect plant health, and to raise awareness of the crucial role of plant health in ecosystem health, food security and human health. Plants host diverse microbial communities that are associated with plant roots, the phyllosphere, rhizosphere and the endosphere, and comprise bacteria, fungi, protists, nematodes and viruses. Numerous studies from different fields of research have expanded our knowledge of the complex interactions between the plant, the associated microbial communities as well as the environment, and provided insights into the ecology and functions of this co-association, including the appreciation that the plant microbiota is important for plant growth, fitness, stress resilience and health. Such an increased understanding opens up the possibility to harness plant-associated communities for sustainable plant production and agricultural practises and to protect plants from the effects of climate change and human activities that lead to a decrease in biodiversity and the spread of plant diseases. This Collection contains Reviews and Research articles from across the Nature group of journals that cover the latest advances in plant microbiome research, addressing critical knowledge gaps that need to be addressed, such as a better understanding of the assembly of the plant-associated microbial communities, their dynamics, metabolic interactions or functional properties.

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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.

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    This collection of research, review and comment from Nature Research celebrates the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice "for the discovery of hepatitis C virus".

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    Nutrition and diet influence human health and development through their effects on the gut microbiome and host immune homeostasis.

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    The complex problems associated with antimicrobial resistance and the hurdles to overcoming the crisis are well known, and there is no lack of plans and strategies to tackle the situation.

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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 microbiome is diverse, not only in its microbial members but also in its functions, and it has important roles in human health and disease and in ecosystem functioning.

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