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Mice engineered to overproduce the organelles involved in cell division spontaneously develop malignancies.

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Carry-On Luggage

By | December 1, 2015

Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.

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The Regenerators

By | September 1, 2015

A molecular signature makes it possible to trace the details of hair cell replacement in the mammalian inner ear.

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Nuclear Pore QA

By | December 1, 2014

A known membrane-remodeling complex earns a newly identified role as a quality-assurance director during the assembly of nuclear pores.

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Intracellular Spirals

By | December 1, 2013

Membrane twists connect stacked endoplasmic reticulum sheets.

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Viral Skeleton

By | November 1, 2012

A newly discovered family of tubulins—members of the cytoskeleton—encoded by bacteriophages plays a role in arranging the location of DNA within virus’s bacterial host.

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DNA, Contortionist

By | August 1, 2012

The DNA forms known as G-quadruplexes are finally discovered in human cells.

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Give Me a Hug

By | February 1, 2012

Editor's choice in cell biology

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Motor Lock

By | January 1, 2012

Editor’s choice in structural biology

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Plant Cells and Soap Bubbles

By | August 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Plant Biology

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