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In the presence of cytosolic DNA, cancer cells activate antiviral pathways that disguise them as immune cells.

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Errors in segregation during cell division can lead to inflammation in daughter cells.

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image: Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results

Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 21, 2018

Two studies examining the effects of parents’ ages on their offsprings’ telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.  

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The findings contradict what has been observed in humans.  

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image: Image of the Day: DNA Knitter

Image of the Day: DNA Knitter

By The Scientist Staff | February 27, 2018

Researchers show how condensin complexes organize DNA in real time.

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image: A Brush with Inheritance, 1878

A Brush with Inheritance, 1878

By Catherine Offord | February 1, 2018

Lampbrush chromosomes, first observed in the 19th century, still offer an unparalleled glimpse into how genetic information is organized in the cell.

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image: Captivated by Chromosomes

Captivated by Chromosomes

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2017

Peering through a microscope since age 14, Joseph Gall, now 89, still sees wonder at the other end.

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image: Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA

Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA

By Bob Grant | July 20, 2017

Researchers pinpoint the genes that make pooches so dang affable.

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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Chromosomes

Image of the Day: Colorful Chromosomes

By The Scientist Staff | March 16, 2017

This 3-D model of the mouse genome depicts the interactions between chromosomes within an embryonic stem cell.

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image: Five More Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes Completed

Five More Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes Completed

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 9, 2017

Members of the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project have synthesized five additional yeast chromosomes from scratch. 

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