Cell division has taken centre stage recently with the award of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine to three researchers in this area. The Nature Publishing Group celebrates this event by looking back at the main discoveries in the field of cell division over the past 100 years.
The ‘Nature Milestones: Cell Division’ supplement (Nature, Vol. 414, No. 6864, 06 Dec 2001) contains 23 articles that unravel the science behind the papers that have shaped the field. From the discovery of the mitotic spindle by Theodor Boveri in 1902, to studies in the late 1990s describing how chromosomes pair up and then separate during division, the ‘milestones’ provide a readable tour through the history of the cell division field.
The supplement also contains a collection of reprinted review material from the Nature Publishing Group, and is complemented by a web site - www.nature.com/celldivision - which will be launched on Monday 3 December.
The supplement and web site are the first cross-journal projects of their kind from the Nature Publishing Group, produced by Nature, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology and Nature Reviews Cancer, with support from Boehringer Ingelheim.
Dr Alison Mitchell
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
Tel +44 20 7843 3621
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