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WIREs Collections

These featured collection topics are truly interdisciplinary, with articles drawn from multiple WIREs titles and often including content that bridges the life, physical, medical, and environmental sciences.

WIREs Titles

Climate Change

Climate change is a global phenomenon with long-term societal implications, demanding close interaction among physical and life scientists, economists, sociologists, and policy-makers.

Cognitive Science

Cognitive science is the study of how the mind works, addressing cognitive functions such as perception and action, memory and learning, reasoning and problem solving, decision-making and consciousness.

Computational Molecular Science

Computational molecular science integrates theoretical chemistry and physics with efficient computation to calculate the structures, properties, and interactions of molecules.

Computational Statistics

Computational statistics encompasses an array of powerful statistical techniques made possible by advances in computing power.

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

The techniques of data mining and knowledge discovery are being applied in many areas of business and government, such as finance, market research, risk analysis, and counterterrorism.

Developmental Biology

Developmental biology is concerned with the fundamental question of how a single cell, the fertilized egg, ultimately produces a complex, fully patterned adult organism.

Energy and Environment

The production of energy, a critical resource for the welfare and prosperity of society, is a complex process that may also cause adverse environmental and societal effects.

Forensic Science

The scientific examination of evidence collected at or related to a crime scene is one of the most important aspects of a fair and objective criminal justice system.

Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology

Nanotechnology is recognized as one of the most important scientific fields of the twenty-first century. Its biomedical applications promise new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.


Recent advances in RNA science are transforming our understanding of molecular genetics and opening up exciting new therapeutic possibilities.

Systems Biology and Medicine

Systems biology asserts that crucial insights will emerge from the study of organisms as hierarchical systems or networks in which individual biological components interact in many and complex ways.


The study of water from an interdisciplinary perspective elucidates wider questions concerning our environment and human-environment interactions.