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Researchers identify protein responsible for DNA repair at a stem cell level.


A protein that helps embryonic stem cells retain their identity also promotes DNA repair, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The findings raise the possibility that the protein, Sall4, performs a similar role in cancer cells, helping them fix DNA damage to survive chemotherapy. Fixing broken DNA is particularly important for embryonic stem cells because they will

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