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Sep 30, 2022

Scientists Discover That Chromosomes Are Fluid

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Researchers from CNRS, the Curie Institute, and Sorbonne University have successfully physically acted on chromosomes in live cells for the first time. They found that, outside of cell division phases, chromosomes are actually very fluid—almost liquid—by subjecting to different forces using magnets. The study was recently published in the prestigious journal Science.

When they are not in their division phases, chromosomes are fluid, though not quite liquid. This discovery was made possible by the first-ever direct mechanical manipulation of chromosomes in the nucleus of live cells.

Previously, chromosomes, which are extraordinarily long DNA.

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