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Dividing Cells 'Feel' Their Way Out of Warp


September 10, 2009

dividing cells Every moment, millions of a body's cells flawlessly divvy up their genes and pinch perfectly in half to form two identical progeny for the replenishment of tissues and organs -- even as they collide, get stuck, and squeeze through infinitesimally small spaces that distort their shapes. Full Story

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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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