In the Oct. 29 SN: Rebuilding coral reefs, moving beyond genomics to better map life’s networks, 2016 Nobel prizes, Zika’s long-term dangers, bumblebee optimism, musical midshipman fish, validating an ancient codex and more.
ATTACK MODE Researchers are learning about how the Zika virus (red) causes brain cells to stop growing, leading to microcephaly. Those discoveries may lead to treatments that can counteract the virus’s effect on developing brains.
THE NET By combining big biological datasets, scientists can piece together networks inside the body.
IT’S A BOY Fertility doctor John Zhang holds a baby boy (face blurred for privacy) who is the world’s first child created by a mitochondrial replacement technique called spindle transfer. Such children have been dubbed “three-parent babies.”