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Holding sisters for repair

When a DNA molecule breaks, its complementary copy can be used as a template for repair. A familiar protein complex is recruited to the damaged site, keeping it close to the undamaged copy.

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Figure 1: Local recruitment of cohesin for DNA repair.

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Hirano, T. Holding sisters for repair. Nature 433, 467–468 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/433467a

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