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Cell Biology

Living foams

Researchers uncover how cells control the physical state of embryonic tissues In the earliest stage of life, animals undergo some of their most spectacular physical transformations. Once merely blobs of dividing cells, they begin to…

How to tame a restless genome

Credit: Ipsaro/Joshua-Tor lab, CSHL/2021 Short pieces of DNA--jumping genes--can bounce from one place to another in our genomes. When too many DNA fragments move around, cancer, infertility, and other problems can arise. Cold…