On Cancer - May 9, 2017
New Study Shows How Wayward Chromosomes Get Back on Track

To create functioning tissues and organs, cells have to divide with precision. During one of the most important events in cell division, called mitosis, a cell splits into two identical copies of itself, called daughter cells. However this process doesn’t always go smoothly. Errors can occur, which can cause a cell to become cancerous.

A new study, recently published in the journal Developmental Cell, uncovered important new details about one of the key ways a dividing cell is able to recognize and correct these mistakes. Prasad Jallepalli, a researcher in the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Molecular Biology Program, led the research effort.

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