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Investigators identify genes that contribute to radiation resistance and potential cancer protection

The benefits of this research and its progeny could be substantial, says Cox.
A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin have identified 46 genes in Escherichia coli that are necessary for its survival at exceptionally high levels of radiation. The paper appears ahead of print in the Journal of Bacteriology.
“The research has revealed new pathways of cellular self-repair, including DNA pathways that in humans that may help protect us from cancer,” says corresponding author

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