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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Telomeres: Getting to grips with circular chromosomes

    Constance Nugent, Katsunori Sugimoto
    A strain of budding yeast that contains one large chromosome reveals how the telomere capping complex CST maintains linear but not circular chromosomes.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    Prostate Cancer: SPOP the mutation

    Leah Rider, Scott D Cramer
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    1. Cancer Biology

    Melanoma: Accelerating cancer without mutations

    Douglas E Brash
    Mice get melanoma faster when they have common, inherited variants in a few genes that control cell-wide changes but also respond to the environment.
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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Genetic Diversity: Driving cancer evolution

    Devon M Fitzgerald, Susan M Rosenberg
    Tumor-growth-factor-beta signaling helps cancer cells to evolve and become resistant to drugs by down-regulating accurate DNA repair.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    p53 Family Proteins: Damage limitation

    Ivano Amelio, Gerry Melino
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  1. DNA Damage: Proteins pinpoint double strand breaks

    Michael M Cox
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    DNA Repair: Rad51, friend or foe?

    Sue Mei Tan-Wong, Nick J Proudfoot
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Sexual Reproduction: Reading the epigenetic code for exchanging DNA

    Mathilde Biot, Bernard de Massy
    Three independent studies show that a protein called ZCWPW1 is able to recognize the histone modifications that initiate the recombination of genetic information during meiosis.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Distinct roles for S. cerevisiae H2A copies in recombination and repeat stability, with a role for H2A.1 threonine 126

    Nealia CM House et al.
    Despite differing by only one amino acid in the C-terminal tail, copy 1 of yeast histone 2A has a repair-specific role not shared by copy 2.