Chromosome positioning during sperm differentiation described

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

A UAB research group has described the positioning of chromosomes during the formation of spermatozoa and has verified its relation with gene activity and the release of the paternal genome during fer...

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Identification of a new biomarker for chromosomic instability thanks to the study of lysosomal function during cell division

by Universitat de Barcelona

Alterations in the separation of chromosomes during cell division (mitosis) cause a morphology in the cell nucleus that could help researchers identify the cells that show chromosomic instability. Thi...

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CNIO researchers find a method to select for mammalian cells with half the number of chromosomes

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

Since the emergence of molecular genetics more than fifty years ago, scientists have tried to isolate haploid mammalian cells, that is, cells with half the number of chromosomes contained in somatic c...

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Scientists shed light on how cells with an incorrect number of chromosomes lead to tumour development

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

Aneuploid cells—that is to say those with an abnormal number of chromosomes—are found in most human tumours. A study conducted at IRB Barcelona on the fly Drosophila reveals how surviving aneuploi...

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