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Researchers Find New Way to Study How Enzymes Repair DNA Damage
January 28, 2010
Researchers at Ohio State University have found a new way to study how enzymes move as they repair DNA sun damage--and the discovery could one day lead to new therapies for healing sunburned skin. Ultraviolet light damages skin by causing chemical bonds to form in the wrong places along the DNA molecules in our cells.
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