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Dual Systems Key to Keeping Chromosomes Intact

March 7, 2013

Susan Forsburg University of Southern California scientists have discovered how two different structural apparatuses collaborate to protect repetitive DNA when it is at its most vulnerable--while it is being unzipped for replication. Full Story

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