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Polymer physics, scaling and heterogeneity in the spatial organisation of chromosomes in the cell nucleus

Authors

  • M. Barbieri
  • A. Scialdone
  • A. Gamba
  • A. Pombo
  • M. Nicodemi

Journal

  • Soft Matter

Citation

  • Soft Matter 9 (36): 8631-8635

Abstract

  • We review some of the recent progresses made by the application of polymer physics to the understanding of the spatial organization of chromosomes in the cell nucleus. In particular, we focus on some scaling properties of the contact probability of pairs of sites, discovered by recent genome-wide experiments exploiting new technologies such as Hi-C methods.


DOI

doi:10.1039/C3SM51436F