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Method to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures

Protein structure

Researchers are constantly expanding their arsenal of methods to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures. Using microscopes, they can now visualize individual macromolecular components within DNA, protein, or other complexes. However, this resolution typically requires sophisticated equipment applied to specially-processed samples, and it is difficult to simultaneously watch many …

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A protein that crosslinks the DNA

A protein that crosslinks the DNA

A protein that crosslinks the DNA to allow proper nuclear envelope reformation. Every one of our cells stores its genome within the nucleus — the quintessential subcellular structure that distinguishes eukaryotic cells from bacteria. When animal cells divide, they disassemble their nucleus, releasing individual chromosomes for proper segregation to daughter …

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