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Med Sci (Paris). 2016 Jan;32(1):117-9. doi: 10.1051/medsci/20163201019. Epub 2016 Feb 5.

[A Nobel Prize for DNA repair].

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UMR 7268 ADÉS, Aix-Marseille, Université/EFS/CNRS, Espace éthique méditerranéen, hôpital d'adultes la Timone, 264, rue Saint-Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France - CoReBio PACA, case 901, parc scientifique de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France.


This year's Nobel Prize for chemistry recognizes the seminal contributions of three researchers who discovered the existence and the basic mechanisms of DNA repair: base excision repair, mismatch repair, and nucleotide excision repair. They have since been joined by many scientists elucidating diverse aspects of these complex mechanisms that now constitute a thriving research field with many applications, notably for understanding oncogenesis and devising more effective therapies.

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