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DNA repair

Clamping down on copy errors

Nature volume 539, pages 498499 (24 November 2016) | Download Citation

Repair enzymes must communicate across hundreds of nucleotides to undo errors made during DNA replication. Imaging reveals that the enzymes do this by forming a series of ring-like clamps that diffuse along the DNA. See Letter p.583

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  1. Neil M. Kad is in the School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NJ, UK.

    • Neil M. Kad
  2. Bennett Van Houten is in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.

    • Bennett Van Houten

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