Stop Targeting Lasers on My Chromosomes!

The phases of the cell cycle, particularly that of mitosis, were taught in college as part of my studies in biology. The cell cycle is a fundamental process for all organisms and constantly happens within our bodies. While cells generally spend most of the time in interphase, many scientists focus on what happens as the cells prepare to divide from one cell into two. Mitosis, the part of the cell cycle that refers to cell division, is subject to extensive regulation to ensure all materials and genetic information are sound and ready to segregate correctly. If there is damage to the chromosomes, the cells will halt cell division. Continue reading “Stop Targeting Lasers on My Chromosomes!”