The database with the predicted 3D structures of almost all catalogued proteins has just been published. The impact on biology is incalculable, from the development of a vaccine against malaria, to understanding Parkinson's disease, the health of honeybees or the fight against plastic pollution.
A study published in Nature identifies a metabolite produced during exercise that can effectively reduce food intake and obesity in mice. It has also been found in humans.
Reactions to the finding of new combinations of mutations, 'mutational signatures', associated with specific cancers
Whole genome analysis of more than 12,000 tumors has identified new patterns of mutations associated with specific cancers. These combinations generate specific mutational signatures, the study of which provides information on environmental factors causing the mutations. The work is published in Science.