The Cancerous Consequences of Uneven Cell Division


Each microscopic cell in your body contains more than five feet of DNA organized into 23 pairs of chromosomes. Eve Suva, a postbaccalaureate research fellow in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, studies what happens when a dividing cell splits into two new cells with too many or too few chromosomes, a process that can give rise to cancer.

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