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  • How does a cell maintain its identity during replication?

    Prior to cell division, chromosomes are seemingly a jumbled mess. During cell division, parent cell chromosomes and their duplicates sort themselves out by condensing, becoming thousands of times more compact than at any other time. Researchers have long assumed that genes become "silent" during cel more

  • New link between gene fusion and bladder and brain cancer

    Previously overlooked section of fusion found to worsen cancer cells Scientists finds section acts like a vacuum cleaner 'hoovering up' healthy parts of cell Preventing' signalling' in cells may not stop cancer in studied gene fusion A study by the University of Warwick sheds new light on gene fusio more

  • Long, mysterious strips of RNA contribute to low sperm count

    "Infertility affects 10 to 15 percent of couples in the United States, with the vast majority of cases due to unknown causes. Approximately 40 percent of these cases are due to male infertility," said senior author Khalil. Khalil and colleagues have been working to understand genetic mechanisms behi more

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Exploding chromosomes and childhood cancer

Jan Korbel explains how he and colleagues found a link between exploding chromosomes, an inherited mutation, and a particularly aggressive form of childhood brain cancer. more

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Conference
05-09 – 08-09
2018
Heidelberg, DE

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Principles of Chromosome Structure and Function

Chromosomes are arguabely one of the most important structures inside cells. Several meters of DNA are compacted into micrometer-sized assemblies in every human cell. Recent advances in our understanding of how this is achieved, and of its implications on nuclear functions, have been breathtaking. I

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List of number of chromosomes of various organisms

List of number of chromosomes of various organisms This page lists the numbers of Chromosome s in various plants , animals , protists , and other living organisms, given as the diploid number (2n) Sorted alphabetically *African Wild Dog 78 ... more

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