Each year, scientists with the Office of Science, at our national laboratories, and supported by the Office of Science at the nation’s colleges and universities, publish thousands of research findings in the scientific literature. About 200 of these are selected annually by their respective program areas in the Office of Science as publication highlights of special note.

For the archive of past publication highlights, click here.

April 22, 2021

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Watching the Evolution of Nanostructures in Thin Films

Scientists discover a high-resolution X-ray fluorescence probe to measure nanostructures in thin films.

April 21, 2021

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Bringing the Power of Chemical Fuels to Artificial Building Blocks

Chemical fuel assembles molecules with multiple unstable bonds.

April 20, 2021

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Green Algae Express Genes More Like Bacteria than Previously Thought

Transcription of adjacent genes into a single RNA molecule is widespread in green algae, challenging understanding of gene expression in eukaryotes.

April 16, 2021

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Finding Gene Neighbors Leads to New Protein Functions

Conserved genomic neighborhoods provide a new discovery tool for understanding gene function in eukaryotes.