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Author Correction: Benchmarking of cell type deconvolution pipelines for transcriptomics data

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20288-9Author Correction: Benchmarking of cell type deconvolution pipelines for transcriptomics data

Author Correction: Near-real-time monitoring of global CO<sub>2</sub> emissions reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20254-5Author Correction: Near-real-time monitoring of global CO2 emissions reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Author Correction: Clearance of HIV infection by selective elimination of host cells capable of producing HIV

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20218-9Author Correction: Clearance of HIV infection by selective elimination of host cells capable of producing HIV

Distributed control of motor circuits for backward walking in <i>Drosophila</i>

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19936-xDrosophila Moonwalker Descending Neurons (MDNs) alter leg motor circuit dynamics so that the fly walks backwards. The authors identify two MDN effector neurons that directly control the stance and swing phases of the backward stepping cycle, indicating distributed...

Structural modularity of the XIST ribonucleoprotein complex

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20040-3The long noncoding RNA XIST plays a central role in sex-specific gene expression in humans by silencing one of two X chromosomes in female cells. Here the authors show that higher order secondary structure creates the modular domain structure of XIST ribonucleoprotein...

Chemotherapy induces dynamic immune responses in breast cancers that impact treatment outcome

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19933-0Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a therapeutic option for the treatment of breast cancer. Here, the authors characterize changes in the gene expression profiles and immune microenvironment in serial breast cancer biopsies taken before, during and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

In vivo biomolecular imaging of zebrafish embryos using confocal Raman spectroscopy

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19827-1Raman spectroscopic imaging (RSI) can provide information on the chemical composition of a sample, but application to living organisms has lacked sufficient spatial resolution and signal strength. Here the authors apply confocal RSI to whole-mount zebrafish embryos...

Radiation-induced DNA damage and repair effects on 3D genome organization

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20047-wGenomic aberrations disrupting chromosome spatial domains can lead to disease. Here, the authors investigate the impact of DNA damage response and repair on 3D genome folding, comparing wild type cells and ataxia telangiectasia mutated patient cells, and characterise...

A nanobody suite for yeast scaffold nucleoporins provides details of the nuclear pore complex structure

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19884-6Characterizing the assembly of the nuclear pore complex (NPC) remains challenging. Here, the authors develop a set of nanobodies that recognize seven constituent nucleoporins, study their binding characteristics, and apply them to probe accessible and obstructed...

Maximizing ion accessibility in MXene-knotted carbon nanotube composite electrodes for high-rate electrochemical energy storage

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19992-3Improving the accessibility of ions in the electrodes of electrochemical energy storage devices is vital for charge storage and rate performance. Here, the authors report a new type of MXene-carbon nanotube composite electrode that maximizes ion accessibility, resulting...

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