A cell divides in two as its chromosomes (yellow) peel apart from each other. Stepping away from traditional textbook drawings, this 3D illustrationgives a deeper look at the process of mitosis. Researchers created it using a specialised fluorescent protein (upper left) that attaches to DNA, lighting up the chromosomes under an electron microscope. The image won the people’s choice award in the competition’s illustration category.
Photo Credit: Andrew Noske and Thomas Deerinck, NCMIR, and Horng Ou and Clodagh O’Shea, Salk Institute/NSF/Science