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Cell division, minus the cells

Scientists assemble basic biological phenomenon from scratch<p>The process of cell division is central to life. The last stage, when two daughter cells …

Blocking a fork in the road to DNA replication

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (October 30, 2014) - A team of Whitehead Institute scientists has discovered the surprising manner in which an enigmatic protein …

Meiotic cell division 'the other way round'

New details on meiosis in organisms with holocentric chromosomes<p><i>This news release is available in German.</i><p>Meiosis is not like another: Gabriela Cabral …

How cells know which way to go

Two new studies shed light on how cells sense and respond to chemical trails<p>Amoebas aren't the only cells that crawl: Movement is crucial to …

No junk: Long RNA mimics DNA, restrains hormone responses

GAS5, a player in prostate and breast cancer, is an example of a lincRNA, long intergenic non-coding RNA<p>It arises from what scientists previously …