The Cancerous Consequences of Uneven Cell Division

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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.