1. Avoiding catastrophe: Yeast study reveals clues to maintaining genome size

    Study reveals an unexpected role for a well-known protein machinery in maintaining the correct DNA content with implications for cancer and other diseases.

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    1. When a cell makes a decision to divide it needs to make sure its DNA is equally segregated between both daughter cells.
    2. We found that if cells lack RSC function then this causes abnormal DNA segregation and a spontaneous doubling of chromosome number in cells.
    3. It's always surprising to think about how fundamental processes in yeast also take place in humans.