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Study Identifies Mechanisms Cells Use to Remove Bits of RNA From DNA Strands
December 4, 2011
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.
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