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Condensin

Atomic model of the entire condensin complex

Understanding chromosome organisation

EMBL scientists and collaborators help reveal the process by which enormous quantities of DNA are folded into…

By Edward Prior

Science

Reshaping our DNA

DNA is present in each cell of our body. If all the DNA from one human cell was removed and aligned in a single strand, it would in theory add up to…

By Doreen Feike

Picture of the week

A condensin protein complex creates a loop in DNA. IMAGE: Cees Dekker Lab TU Delft/Scixel

Loops, loops and loops: how DNA gets organised

Researchers from Delft University and EMBL crack the mystery of condensin’s neat DNA loop…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Condensin loops around several strands of DNA, keeping it coiled up and easier to transport. (Artistic impression) Image credits: EMBL/ P. Riedinger

Keeping it together

As any rock-climber knows, trailing a long length of rope behind you is not easy. A dangling length of rope is unwieldy and hard to manoeuvre, and…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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