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Asymmetric breaks in DNA cause sterility

The part that the mouse gene Prdm9 plays in generating double-strand breaks in DNA has now been linked to its putative role in speciation, thanks to experiments that use a 'humanized' version of the gene. See Article p.171

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Forejt, J. Asymmetric breaks in DNA cause sterility. Nature 530, 167–168 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature16870

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