This Week in Science

Science's special section this week looks at the cell's nucleus. A news story chronicles the search for the spindle matrix, a still-hypothetical cellular structure that may underlie the spindle. Kristen Johansen and Jørgen Johansen have uncovered four matrix protein candidates and Yixian Zheng has isolated RanGTPase which triggers spindle formation in frog eggs.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

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