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Molecular biology

A fix for RNA

It has long been known that cells repair chemically or physically damaged DNA. But the discovery that damaged RNA can also be repaired may come as a surprise. What's more, some of the same enzymes are involved.

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Figure 1: Major biological molecules and the consequences of damage to them.
Figure 2: Mechanism for repairing damaged RNA and DNA.


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Begley, T., Samson, L. A fix for RNA. Nature 421, 795–796 (2003).

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