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Study shows cellular RNA can template DNA repair in yeast


September 3, 2014

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The ability to accurately repair DNA damaged by spontaneous errors, oxidation or mutagens is crucial to the survival of cells. This repair is normally accomplished by using an identical or homologous intact sequence of DNA, but scientists have now shown that RNA produced within cells of a common budding yeast can serve as a template for repairing the most devastating DNA damage--a break in both strands of a DNA helix.Full Story

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Georgia Institute of Technology

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