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Complex assistance for DNA invasion

Repair of broken DNA is vital for genome stability and to prevent the development of cancer. Research shows how the tumour-suppressor protein BRCA1 promotes a DNA-repair pathway called homologous recombination. See Article p.360

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Figure 1: Roles of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 tumour-suppressor proteins in homologous recombination.

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Cejka, P. Complex assistance for DNA invasion. Nature 550, 342–343 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24149

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