Cell division and DNA, Jim Kent
Interviewee: Jim Kent. Cell division and DNA.
When the cell divides it has to make a copy of the chromosome to partition between the two daughter cells, and there's a certain bit, the centromere, that is where sort of things attach to pull the two chromosomes apart into the dividing cells. And that is not a huge fraction of the genome, but that's another bit of it.
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Jim Kent talks about telomeres and cell death.
Jim Kent talks about banding appears in dyed chromosomes.
Jim Kent talks about junk DNA in the human genome.
Jim Kent talks about a unique cluster of genes.
Jim Kent talks about a farm of computers.
An image of centromeres.
Jim Kent, the author of the assembly program for the public sequence, talks about the difficulties of reassembling small pieces of the genome when there are so many repeat sequences.
Jim Kent talks about dealing with sequencing data.
Jim Kent talks about the data structure of the human genome: poetry or prose?
Jim Kent talks about transposons and repetitive elements in the human genome.