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Peering into Pores

Peering into Pores

DNA origami in nuclear pore complexes Origami is a delicate art that creates elaborate structures from folding a simple sheet of paper. However, it is more than just an art; origami is also a technological method for modern biological research.

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Four-Dimensional Sequencing

Four-Dimensional Sequencing

Researchers study organisms’ genomes using a process called ribonucleic acid sequencing (RNA-seq), which gives a holistic picture of what genes that organism’s cells are expressing.  Recently, Yale PhD candidate Jeremy Schofield and colleagues working in Associate Professor Matthew Simon’s lab

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The (DNA) Damaging Effects of Alcohol

The (DNA) Damaging Effects of Alcohol

Acetaldehyde, a product of the breakdown of alcohol, damages the DNA of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), the cells that generate blood cells in your bone marrow. DNA damage inflicted by acetaldehyde can result in cell death and cancers like leukemia.

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