New approach to studying chromosomes’ centers may reveal link to Down syndrome and more

Posted by on November 20, 2017 2:48 pm
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A new technique may force the centromere — the mysterious stretch of DNA in the center of every chromosome — to give up its secrets at last. The first test of the approach has yielded clues about the role of centromeres in Down syndrome, and further use may accelerate research on other conditions that may have roots in centromere-related problems.

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