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In Science, researchers from Newcastle University report new details on the termination of transcription. Although much is known about the initial phase of transcription by RNA polymerase III, how the process stops has been less clear. The investigators show that the extensive structure of Pol III-synthesized transcripts controls the release of elongation complexes at the ends of genes.

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