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Repairing DNA

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2330

Description
Like a watch wrapped around a wrist, a special enzyme encircles the double helix to repair a broken strand of DNA. Without molecules that can mend such breaks, cells can malfunction, die, or become cancerous.

Featured in the November 21, 2006, issue of Biomedical Beat.

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Tom Ellenberger, Washington University School of Medicine

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Tom Ellenberger, Washington University School of Medicine

 
 
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