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Chromosomes Aren’t Actually X Shaped

Imagine a chromosome. You’re probably picturing a nice little X shape, aren’t you? That’s probably what your high school science teacher taught you, anyway. Well, it turns out that’s not actually what chromosomes looks like.

A recent Nature paper included 3D pictures of chromosomes, revealing their internal structure. Here’s what they really look like, according to the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC)

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