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Identifying mechanism that repairs damage to our genome

One of the most common forms of damage to our genome is a break in one of our DNA strands. Researchers have now found a mechanism that can repair these breaks naturally and thereby help to suppress the development of cancer.

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Novel cellular system may lead to more efficient cancer treatment

Researchers at the Department of Molecular Biology at Aarhus University in Denmark have developed a new cellular system, which makes it possible to study repair of a specific type of damage in the genome that arise during treatment of cancer cells with chemotherapeutic drugs targetting DNA topoisomerases. These drugs are among the most successful chemotherapeutic drugs currently used in the treatment of human cancers. The new cellular system is expected in the future to help with the development of new strategies towards a more efficient treatment of cancer cells.

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