Key similarities discovered between human and archaea chromosomes

September 24, 2019 - General

A study led by researchers at Indiana University is the first to find similarities between the organization of chromosomes in humans and archaea. The discovery could support the use of archaea in research to understand human diseases related to errors in cellular gene expression, such as cancer.

An image of Sulfolobus, a genus of archaea that prefers high temperatures. Each cell is outlined
in red. The DNA is stained blue [Credit:…

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