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Caption: This image shows telomeres (yellow), protective caps on the ends of chromosomes, moving to the outer edge of a cell's nucleus (blue). Salk researchers found that the telomeres anchor to the nuclear envelope after the cell duplicates its DNA during division, which may help organize the chromosomes as the cell splits into two daughter cells.
Credit: Image: Courtesy of Laure Crabbe, Ph.D. Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Jamie Kasuboski, Ph.D. and James Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center.
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