Our review “Tracing the evolutionary Origin of Desmosomes with Kathy Green, Quinn Roth-Carter (Northwestern University), and Scott Nichols (university of Denver) is out in Current Biology. Learned a lot through discussions with Scott and Kathy. Thanks also to the Humboldt foundation as many discussions started with Kathy her sabbatical in the lab supported by her Humboldt prize.
In this great collaboration, Wickström et al. identify how stem cells prevent DNA damage by mechanical stress stress: https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(20)30345-7