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Termination by torpedo

The information encoded in our genes must be copied into messenger RNAs, which will programme the protein-synthesis machinery. New results support an intriguing mechanism for ending the copying process.

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Figure 1: Transcription termination in yeast.
Figure 2: Transcription termination at the β-globin gene in human cells.

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Tollervey, D. Termination by torpedo. Nature 432, 456–457 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/432456a

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