This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by National Institutes of Health scientists report new data on the fundamental genome-folding principles that govern higher-order chromosome organization required for coordinating nuclear functions. They conducted a genome-wide chromatin conformation capture analysis to examine the organization of the genome of the model organism Schizosaccharomyces pombe, and found that globules are a prominent feature of local chromatin organization.

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