U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rafael Daniel Camerini-Otero

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Tel: 301-496-2710
Email: rc10d@nih.gov

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  • M.D., Ph.D.New York University1973
  • B.S.Massachusetts Institute of Technology1966

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    Rafael Daniel Camerini-Otero, M.D., Ph.D.

    Chief, Genetics and Biochemistry Branch
    Section Chief, Genetics and Biochemistry SectionGenetics and Biochemistry Branch
    • Chromosome Biology/Epigenetics
    • Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Biostatistics/Mathematics
    • Genetics/Genomics
    • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
    • Systems Biology

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    Hotspots of genetic rearrangementIn this image, hundredfold magnification of a single sperm precursor cell shows the chromosomes (in green) and the places where these chromosomes are most likely to break apart and re-form, called genetic recombination hotspots (in red).  Genetic rearrangements at these hotspots have the potential to shuffle maternal and paternal chromosomes, the end results of which ensure that the genetic information in every sperm cell is unique.  Source: Fatima Smagulova, Ph.D., USU, and Kevin Brick, Ph.D., NIDDK, NIH.Hotspots of genetic rearrangementEnlarge