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Structural biology image of the condensin complex.

Intact chromosomes during cell division

The mystery of how condensin maintains the integrity of the genome during cell division. …

By Patrick Mueller

Science

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 extrusion…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Looping the loops: how chromosomes form

EMBL researchers and collaborators unravel how chromosomes form…

By Edward Dadswell

Science

Awards & Honours

EMBL scientists regularly receive prestigious awards – meet the latest honourees.…

By Chloe Cross

Lab Matters

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 can get tangled up or stuck on an outcropping. Cells face the same problem when dragging chromosomes apart during cell division. The chromosomes are…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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