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'Cowcatcher' enzyme fixes single-strand DNA

Every time one of your cells divides, it exposes its most essential component to great danger: its genome, the sum total of all its genetic information, embodied in the double-stranded helix of DNA. Prior to cell division, ...

dateJul 29, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Chlamydia promotes gene mutations

Chlamydia trachomatis is a human pathogen that is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted disease worldwide with more than 90 million new cases of genital infections occurring each year. About ...

dateJun 20, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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One protein, two important roles

The molecular pathways involved in the cell cycle are complex and difficult to control. Better understanding of cell control mechanisms, and why they go wrong in cancer, could help open the door to more effective ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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