The cell cycle: the steps that take place within a cell that divides and duplicates DNA, produces two daughter cells
Interphase: cell growth, double DNA count, protein synthesis
Prophase: first stage of cell division, chromosome pairs are now visible as chromatids, nuclear envelope destroyed
Metaphase: second stage of cell division, chromosomes attach to spindle fibers
Anaphase: chromosomes move away from one another to opposite poles of the spindle.
Telephase: two nuclei are formed
Telomeres: noncoding repeat DNA
Cancer: abnormal cells within the body grow uncontrollably