Selleck-chromosome-composite

Selleck-chromosome-composite

Composite showing four sets of chromosomes, each with different areas highlighted in glowing green or pink

These microscopic images were taken as part of research to explore rearrangements of DNA in one of the "hotspots" of the human genome, where deletions and duplications occur at higher rates.

Image: Photo courtesy of Betsy Hirsch/University of Minnesota and Scott Selleck/Penn State University