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Defining the centromere     2019/10/21 16:48

Centromeres are the chromosomal domains at which the kinetochore, a protein complex required for the correct separation of chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis, is assembled. The incorporation of the histone variant CenH3 into centromeric nucleosomes is a prerequisite for the proper assembly and function of the kinetochore. A new study describes the chaperone protein NASPSIM3 and how it affects the depositioning of CenH3.

Researchers call for responsible development of synthetic biology     2019/10/18 15:05

Engineering biology is transforming technology and science. Researchers outline the technological advances needed to secure a safe, responsible future.

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