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Researchers discover new mechanism that targets and destroys abnormal DNA

 
  March, 28 2002 11:19
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Researchers discover new mechanism that targets and destroys abnormal DNA

HHMI researchers have identified a new mechanism that cells use to recognize and destroy messenger RNA (mRNA)that contains errors. Although this is a normal RNA-surveillance mechanism, the researchers suggest that it might interfere with some drug treatments for cystic fibrosis and other genetic diseases.

Contact:
Jim Keeley
keeleyj@hhmi.org
301-215-8858
Howard Hughes Medical Institute


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