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Capturing condensin in chromosomes

A new study uses a Hi-C technique to demonstrate that condensin has a major role in remodeling interphase chromatin into mitotic chromosomes. This study provides insight into the mechanism whereby a centimeters-long DNA molecule is folded into a micrometers-long rod-shaped chromosome.

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  1. Tatsuya Hirano is in the Chromosome Dynamics Laboratory, RIKEN, Wako, Japan.

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Correspondence to Tatsuya Hirano.