Yale-developed tools fix broken DNA strands

Thu, 09/02/2010 - 11:35am
Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology

Yale University researchers report that they have identified mechanisms that can be used to repair breaks in DNA strands. Those breaks have the potential to lead to the development of cancer.

In a press release, Yale officials noted that the complexity of repairing those strands have puzzled researchers for decades.

In a paper published in the September 2 issue of the journal Nature, the Yale team and collaborators at the Baylor School of Medicine identified 10 proteins crucial to the process and outlined how those proteins interact to initiate the repair of the breaks.

Read more from the Yale news report.




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