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This Week in Cell

In Cell this week, an international research team reports their identification of KIAA1018/MTMR15/FAN1, a highly conserved protein, which is "recruited to sites of DNA damage by the monoubiquitinated form of FANCD2." FAN1 depletion in human cells, the team shows, results in a hypersensitivity to interstrand crosslinks, ICL repair-related issues, and genome instability.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

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