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Scientists Are First to Observe the Global Motions of an Enzyme Copying DNA


October 27, 2009

Zucai Suo Scientists have identified how the motions of an enzyme are related to correctly copying genetic instructions, setting the stage for studies that can uncover what happens when DNA-copying mistakes are made. Perpetuation of DNA mistakes can cause mutations that lead to cancer and other diseases. Full Story

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