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  • Team solves mystery associated with DNA repair

    University of Illinois physics professor Taekjip Ha and his colleagues discovered how a DNA-repair protein matches up a broken DNA strand with an intact region of double-stranded DNA.

    University of Illinois physics professor Taekjip Ha and his colleagues discovered how a DNA-repair protein matches up a broken DNA strand with an intact region of double-stranded DNA.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Taekjip Ha, call 217-265-0717; email tjha@illinois.edu.   The paper, “RecA Filament Sliding on DNA Facilitates Homology Search,” is available online.