DNA damage and repair

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Abstract

The aesthetic appeal of the DNA double helix initially hindered notions of DNA mutation and repair, which would necessarily interfere with its pristine state. But it has since been recognized that DNA is sUbject to continuous damage and the cell has an arsenal of ways of responding to such injury. Although mutations or deficiencies in repair can have catastrophic consequences, causing a range of human diseases, mutations are nonetheless fundamental to life and evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication50 Years of DNA
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages122-126
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781137117816
ISBN (Print)9781403914804
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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