Unraveling the genome in 3D-space

Proper folding of extremely long chromosomal DNA molecules is crucial for the correct functioning of the cell. Scientists from the Gerlich lab at IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – developed a groundbreaking method to map contact points between replicated DNA molecules, thereby elucidating how the genome is folded inside the nucleus of human cells.

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