Decoding Diversity: Unraveling the Complex Evolution of Human Centromeres

Exploring the Genetic Frontier Shows Us How Advanced Sequencing Reveals the Rapid Evolution and Structural Complexity of Centromeres Across Primates

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Science and Maths


Human centromeres are crucial for chromosome division during cell reproduction but are notoriously difficult to study due to their complex, repetitive DNA structures. The paper details the use of advanced sequencing technologies to fully map centromeres from human genomes, comparing them to those of other primates.