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Chromatin Evolving

Despite our long familiarity with the chromosome, much about its function and evolution remains a mystery

Gregory A. Babbitt

2011-01BabbittF1.jpgClick to Enlarge ImageMore than 100 years after chromatin became a central topic of cell biology, much still remains hidden about its mechanisms and functions. Recent work at the superstructural, macromolecular and molecular level has begun to reveal the surprising dynamism of chromatin and the centrality of chromatin metabolism to the regulation of the cell.


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