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Microscopy image of an entire fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster; body outline in green) with a protein central to the smuggling route (Nxf3) shown in red. Image Credit: Daniel Reumann, IMBA.

2019.08.08 | Research

Smuggling route for cells protects DNA from parasites

An international research team has now uncovered new insight into how safety mechanisms keep genetic parasites in check so that they do not damage the genome. In the long term, the results can help to understand and remedy some of the genetic problems in humans, such as low fertility.