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Tricks of DNA Repair

Duke University Medical Center and NIH researchers have found that repeat-associated double-strand breaks can reshape the genome. In watching how DNA repairs itself in yeast after being broken by radiation, the scientists found a high level of recombination in repeated regions of the genome.

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