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DNA repair

New tales of an old tail

Modifications of DNA-associated histone proteins maintain genome integrity. On damage to DNA, phosphorylation of histone H2A.X determines whether repair is justified or if the damaged cell must die.

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Figure 1: A matter of life or death5,6.

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Lukas, J., Bartek, J. New tales of an old tail. Nature 458, 581–583 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458581a

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