Dark Centers of Chromosomes Reveal Ancient DNA

by University of California - Davis

If researchers can distinguish chromosomes from each other by their centromeres, they can start to carry out functional tests to see if these differences have an impact on which piece of DNA is inherited

Genetic Origins of the Two Sexes

by Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Research captures the earliest stages of evolution where male and female gametes first evolved

Genome Architecture Caught in Motion

by The Wistar Institute

“We are just starting to appreciate that the way our genome is spatially organized in our cells has a profound impact on its function,” says lead author

Researchers Are First to See DNA 'Blink'

by Megan Fellman-Northwestern University News Office

For decades, textbooks have stated that macromolecules within living cells, such as DNA, RNA, and proteins, do not have visible fluorescence on their own

Measuring the Forces of Biology

by Mary L. Martialay-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute News Office

While much is known about the biological components that form the mitotic spindle, researchers are only beginning to explore the physical forces between those components