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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SEXY? [MURRAY LAB]

(l to r) Andrew Murray and Lori Huberman What makes a sex? There are two answers to this question, the master regulators that tell organisms which sex they…

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HOW SWEET IT IS (TO BE STUCK BY YOU) [MURRAY LAB]

John Koschwanez (l) and Andrew Murray How do microbes evolve to utilize nutrients that they can't import? We used engineering and experimental evolution of budding yeast to study…

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KEEPING THE FAITH: THE FINAL ACT OF STOPPING CARELESS CELLS

(L-R) Derek Lau and Andrew Murray Faithful chromosome segregation during cell division keeps cells alive and keeps cancer and birth defects at bay. A chromosome’s movements during mitosis…

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STICKING TOGETHER MAKES LIFE SWEETER

(L-R) John Koschwanez and Andrew Murray Many unicellular organisms secrete enzymes that release nutrients from their environment. But most of the nutrients can't be captured by the cell's…

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SWITCHING OFF A CELL CYCLE CHECKPOINT

A model for feedback control of spindle checkpoint activity Feedback control of spindle checkpoint activity. (Left) Prior to metaphase, chromosomes that are incorrectly aligned on the mitotic spindle…

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MAPPING EVOLUTION: LINKING ADAPTIVE TRAITS TO GENOMIC LOCATION

Authors Ayellet Segrè and Andrew Murray Life exists in an impressive variety of forms, but the processes responsible for generating all that variation typically take far longer than…

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BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO THE LIFE SCIENCES

Robert Lue, Director of Undergraduate Studies Anyone who’s ever taken a freshman biology course in college knows the ordinary routine: a big textbook, a big class, and lots…

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FAITHFUL CHROMOSOME SEGREGATION

Andrew Murray and Vahan Indjeian Errors in chromosome segregation lead to disease and death. To prevent such errors, sister chromatids are held together with the protein complex cohesin,…

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