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Structure Shows Repair Protein Cradling Broken DNA

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August 9, 2001
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have produced the first detailed images of a protein that performs the crucial task of detecting and repairing broken strands of DNA. The images show that the protein is constructed to cradle DNA while it is repaired and rejoined with great precision.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have produced the first detailed images of a protein that performs the crucial task of detecting and repairing broken strands of DNA. The images show that the protein is constructed to cradle DNA while it is repaired and rejoined with great precision.


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