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  • New technique yields more detailed picture of chromatin structure

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      Andrew Belmont, left, and Igor Kireev, in the cell and developmental biology department, have developed a technique for imaging cells under an electron microscope that yields a sharper image of the structure of chromatin, the tightly wound bundle of genetic material and proteins that makes up the chromosomes.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      The new technique exposes living cells to labeled antibodies, an approach that yields a much stronger signal for electron microscopy.

      Image courtesy of Andrew Belmont and Igor Kireev

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