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Packing a genome, step-by-step

Genome folding now has a playbook. A new step-by-step account spells out in minute-time resolution how cells rapidly pack long tangles of chromosomes into the tiny, tightly wound bundles needed for cell division. Cells reel ...

dateJan 18, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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How did we evolve to live longer?

Research shows a collection of small adaptations in stress activated proteins, accumulated over millennia of human history, could help to explain our increased natural defences and longer lifespan.

dateJan 18, 2018 in Evolution
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A new, dynamic view of chromatin movements

In cells, proteins tightly package the long thread of DNA into pearl necklace-like complexes known as chromatin. Scientists at EPFL show for the first time how chromatin moves, answering longstanding questions about how its ...

dateJan 18, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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