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  • News & Views |

    New strategies based on nucleic acid technologies are being exploited to treat chronic hepatitis B—a pilot clinical study of antisense oligonucleotide treatment shows the potential promise of this approach.

    • T. Jake Liang
    Nature Medicine 27, 1672-1673
  • Editorial |

    Epidemic diseases are not a new phenomenon, but easy access to transport in the modern world has accelerated their spread. Perhaps some botanical understanding can help slow them down.

    Nature Plants 6, 177
  • News & Views |

    Baloxavir marboxil (BXM) represents a promising advance in antiviral chemotherapies for influenza infections. Identification of transmissible BXM-resistant strains in Japan may hit pause on widespread adoption of this therapy and could lead to revision of surveillance practices for emerging viruses.

    • Karen A. Kormuth
    •  & Seema S. Lakdawala
  • Research Highlights |

    The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study reports the results of a case–control study to characterize the causes of pneumonia in children without HIV infection from Africa and Asia.

    • Andrea Du Toit