• First ‘Telomere to Telomere' Human Genome Reveals Secrets of the Centromere

    23 days ago - By News Center

    A chromosome imaged during cell replication. The chromosome is duplicated, and protein strands called spindle fibers are attached to the chromosome copies to pull them apart, so that each ‘daughter cell' gets one copy. The spindle fibers attach to the chromosomes due to the centromere.
    Adapted from a news release by Robert Sanders
    When scientists announced the complete sequence of the human genome in 2003, they were fudging a bit.
    In fact, nearly 20 years later, about 8% of the genome has never been fully sequenced, largely because it consists of highly repetitive chunks of DNA that are...
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