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Deciphering potent DNA toxin's secrets


August 1, 2017

A team of Vanderbilt University researchers has worked out the molecular details that explain how one of the most potent bacterial toxins known--yatakemycin--kills cells by preventing their DNA from replicating. Full Story

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