Lukas’s book chapter on the cell biology of female meiotic drive is published.
Takashi’s paper showing how selfish centromeres exploit spindle asymmetry in meiosis to bias their transmission to the egg is available on bioRxiv.
Huaiying’s paper showing that we can control motor activity and mitotic checkpoint signaling at kinetochores with light, using new optogenetic tools, is published in Nature Chemical Biology and featured in a News & Views. It is also highlighted in Nature Methods.
Runi’s review on centromere inheritance through the germline is published.
Our new paper shows that expanded centromeres with more satellite repeats and more CENP-A nucleosomes drive in female meiosis. Aiko and Jennine (from the Black lab) are lead authors.