CNIO and CNIC find clues to clarify why cohesine has a role in cancer and cardiac development

In 1998, Spanish researcher Ana Losada, currently at CNIO, identified cohesin in vertebrates, a protein essential for chromosome segregation in dividing cells. Today, we know that cohesin has a role in cancer* Cohesin is so important that it has been evolutionarily conserved for millions of years* Losada and Paco Real from CNIO, and Miguel Manzanares from CBMSO are publishing their recent findings on the role of cohesin in high-impact journal ‘Cell Reports’