Looping the Genome: how Cohesin does the Trick

DNA molecules in the cells‘ nuclei are neatly folded into loops. This serves to wrap them up tightly, but also to bring distant gene regulatory sequences into close contact. In a paper published this week by NATURE, scientists at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna describe how cohesin might do the trick. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)