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Extra DNA acts as a 'spare tire' for our genomes

Carrying around a spare tire is a good thing—you never know when you'll get a flat. Turns out we're all carrying around "spare tires" in our genomes, too. Today, in ACS Central Science, researchers report that an extra ...

Jul 06, 2015
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Team examines DNA damage, repair and risk of cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Human cellular DNA endures more than 30,000 daily damages due to everyday, functional activity in and around those cells. Of these damages, about one third are due to oxidative damage which is normally ...

May 08, 2014
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A nanotech fix for nicotine dependence

A chemical component present in the nightshade family of plants is one of the world's most tenaciously addictive substances. It is the nicotine contained in tobacco and found in high concentrations in cigarettes. Smoking ...

Jul 02, 2013
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