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Tag: DNA Repair

TED-Ed: What happens when your DNA is damaged?

The DNA in just one of your cells gets damaged tens of thousands of times per day. Because DNA provides the blueprint for the proteins your cells need to function, this damage can cause serious issues—including cancer. Fortunately, your cells have ways of fixing most of these problems, most of the time. Monica Menesini details …

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Nobel Prize Announcement: Chemistry 2015

Program begins at 32:45. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”. The prize was announced by Göran K. Hansson, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.