A Closer Look at the Genome's 'Black Holes'
The centromeres of chromosomes -- considered by some to be the genomic equivalent of black holes -- may hold the answers to many scientific questions, according to HHMI researchers. Studies of the centromere may help in understanding how newly evolving species become genetically incompatible with one another.
Research published in the August 10, 2001, issue of the journal Science.
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