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Nobel for DNA repair awarded!

posted Dec 11, 2015, 6:52 AM by Rachel Aronoff   [ updated Dec 12, 2015, 3:59 AM ]
The Nobel ceremonies awarded the many laureates yesterday!
Here is the link to the Nobel lectures in Chemistry, by the three scientists awarded for their 'mechanistic studies of DNA repair,' for your enjoyment!

Here is one of the slides Lindahl showed, from a 1993 publication, of all the sites in a strand of DNA that are prone to damaging events…

Remember, in addition, that DNA repair can ultimately fix new mutations in the genome, unless homologous recombination with the 'wild type' sequence is possible… 
Take care!