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'Finger trap' tension stabilizes cells’ chromosome-separating machinery

Sue Biggins and colleagues find accurate gene distribution during cell division depends on stable setup

Nov. 29, 2010

Scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington and Institute for Systems Biology have discovered an amazingly simple way that cells stabilize their machinery for forcing apart chromosomes. When a cell gets ready to split into new cells, this steady setup permits its genetic material to be separated and distributed accurately. Otherwise, problem cells—like cancer cells—arise. The findings are reported Nov. 25 in Nature.

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Weintraub winners include two from Center

Bungo Akiyoshi and Maulik Patel of Basic Sciences are among 13 recipients from throughout North America

March 8, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

Two researchers from the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center join 11 other graduate students from institutes throughout North America as winners of the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, sponsored by the division.

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