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May 20, 2020

A 3D forest of chromatin

Northwestern University researchers discovered that chromatin -- a mix of DNA and protein within chromosomes -- folds at the single-cell level into a variety of tree-like domains spaced along a chromatin backbone, resembling a forest of trees growing from the forest floor.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant EFMA 1830961.]

Learn more in the Northwestern University news story Chromatin organizes itself into 3D ‘forests’ in single cells. (Date image taken: 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 20, 2020)

Credit: Center for Physical Genomics and Engineering, Northwestern University

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