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Cells Get Two Chances, Not Just One, to Fix Their Mistakes

March 11, 2009

Michael Ibba Cells have two chances to fix the same mistake in their protein-making process instead of just one--a so-called proofreading step--that had previously been identified, according to new research. Proteins are essential to life and do most of the work in cells, so avoiding mistakes during their production is a critical way to prevent a variety of harmful conditions that result when mutations cause damage or when cells die. Full Story

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