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How cells measure themselves

Credit: John Innes Centre Ever since scientists discovered cells under the microscope more than 350 years ago, they have noted that each type of cell has a characteristic size. From tiny bacteria to inches-long neurons, size matters…

Trapping DNA damage

Untangling the proteins that trigger some cancerous tumors Even on a good day, DNA is constantly getting damaged. Nicks, scratches, breaks: the delicate strands that carry life's genetic code take a beating as they jumble about in the…