A Closer Look at the Genome's 'Black Holes'

HHMI bionews at hhmi.org
Thu Aug 16 15:38:25 EST 2001

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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