RNA information transfer could be used in repairing DNA

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 09:31 in Biology & Nature

Genomes are routinely subjected to DNA damage. But most cells have DNA repair systems that enforce genome stability and, ideally, prevent diseases like cancer. The trouble gets serious when these systems break down. When that happens, damage such as unrepaired DNA lesions can lead to tumors, and genomic chaos ensues.

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