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All of us begin as a single cell.
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Cell division – or mitosis – is the process of one cell dividing into two that helps us grow to trillions of cells by adulthood. This highly complex process is a key definition of life. When it goes wrong, diseases like cancer can form.
The Integrated Mitotic Stem Cell is the first data-driven model and visualization tool that holistically captures what happens to all major structures in the cell during mitosis. Susanne Rafelski, Director of Assay Development, explains why understanding the relationships between these structures, in space and time, is so important.