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May 2, 2011 /  Nivea

Two Unsuspected Proteins May Hold the Key to Creating Artificial Chromosomes

Scientists report that two proteins once thought to have only supporting roles, are the true “stars” of the kinetochore assembly process in human cells. The kinetochore is vital to proper DNA distribution during cell division. This finding suggests that scientists may be able to stimulate kinetochore assembly in a process that could lead to new genetic research tools, such as efficient creation of artificial human chromosomes.

via Two Unsuspected Proteins May Hold the Key to Creating Artificial Chromosomes

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