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Study Identifies Mechanisms Cells Use to Remove Bits of RNA From DNA Strands


December 4, 2011

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When RNA component units called ribonucleotides become embedded in genomic DNA, they can cause problems for cells, but not much is known about the fate of these ribonucleotides. A new study identifies two mechanisms cells use to recognize and remove ribonucleotides embedded in genomic DNA, called RNases H and the mismatch repair system. Full Story

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