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In-Built Timer Determines DNA's Mutation Rate

News   Feb 01, 2018 | Original Story from Duke University

 
In-Built Timer Determines DNA's Mutation Rate

DNA bases can shape-shift for a thousandth of a second, briefly morphing into alternative states that allow for mismatches as the molecule is copied. These spelling errors can drive evolution and disease. Credit: Duke University

 
 
 

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