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Putting chromosomes through the shredder

Microscopic view of human chromosomes (Photograph: ETH Zurich / Jiradet Gloggnitzer)

When a certain human enzyme is left uncontrolled, it breaks up chromosomes into tiny pieces. This is damaging to cells, but useful for killing tumours. ETH researchers have now come to understand the underlying mechanism. ETH-News