Marcin Imielinski, M.D., Ph.D., assistant investigator, New York Genome Center; assistant professor of computational genomics, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, assistant professor, pathology and laboratory medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Scientists still have a lot to learn about the processes that trigger cell division, partly because they happen so quickly. A new chemical probe will make it possible to capture the workings of one of the key players.
Some cancers have been traced to changes in histones, proteins responsible for packaging DNA and regulating genes. Now, research from Rockefeller scientists shows that, among tumors, mutations to these proteins are a lot more common than previously suspected.