Turning people into mosquitoes


With the aid of zoos from all over the world, an international group of scientists has managed to unravel the way in which chromosomes (DNA) organize themselves in the cell nucleus. They investigated a variety of organisms, ranging from peanuts to piranhas. Researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute showed that a protein complex called condensin II plays a crucial role. They will publish their results on May 28 in Science.

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