We are rapidly demystifying cancers, exposing the molecular mechanisms underlying tumors and leading the search for the next generation of targeted cancer therapies. We see a future where every cancer and every patient has a cure.
Research Professor Todd Michael and colleagues sequenced the genome of the world’s most widely used model plant species, Arabidopsis thaliana, revealing new information about a region of its chromosomes called the centromere. The findings provide insights into centromere rapid evolution and the genomic equivalent of black holes. With this approach, scientists will be able to map centromeres from diverse Arabidopsis species, and ultimately more widely throughout plants.

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