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  • Force triggers gene expression by stretching chromatin

    Professors Ning Wang and Andrew Belmont led a team that found the pathway by which physical forces drive gene expression in cells.

    Professors Ning Wang and Andrew Belmont led a team that found the pathway by which physical forces drive gene expression in cells.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Ning Wang, call 217-265-0913; email nwangrw@illinois.edu. To reach Andy Belmont, call 217-244-2311; email asbel@life.illinois.edu.

    The paper “Transcription upregulation via force-induced direct stretching of chromatin” is available online. DOI: 10.1038/nmat4729