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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international research team publishes a study examining recombination hotspots — areas of the genome with significantly higher rates of recombination — in birds. It is known that in mice and apes the DNA-binding protein PRDM9 is critical to initiating the double-strand breaks in DNA that result in recombination, but less is known about the process in other organisms.

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