Cells of the Future: A Key To Reprogramming Cell Identities

The Dynamic Journey of DNA Replication Timing and Its Impact on Cellular Plasticity

The intricate process of duplicating genetic information, referred to as DNA replication, lies at the heart of the transmission of life from one cell to another and from one organism to the next. This happens by not just simply copying the genetic information; a well-orchestrated sequence of molecular events has to happen at the right time. Scientists around Prof. Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla from Helmholtz Munich have recently uncovered a fascinating aspect of this process known as „replication timing“ (RT) and how special this is when life commences. The new results are now published in Nature.

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