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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, investigators from Cancer Research UK report the discovery that a protein known as MTBP that has been associated with breast and ovarian cancers in humans is also tied to DNA replication in plants and other animals. They found that MTBP interacts with Treslin/TICRR, the human ortholog of a yeast protein with a known role in DNA replication.

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