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A DNA polymerase is an enzyme that catalyzes the polymerization of deoxyribonucleotides into a DNA strand. DNA polymerases are most well-known for their role in DNA replication, in which the polymerase "reads" an intact DNA strand as a template and uses it to synthesize the new strand. The newly-polymerized molecule is complementary to the template strand and identical to the template's original partner strand. DNA polymerases use a magnesium ion for catalytic activity.
Scientists discover molecular security mechanism for keeping gene mutations in check

Scientists discover molecular security mechanism for keeping gene mutations in check

FDA grants fast track status for ViroPharma's Maribavir

FDA grants fast track status for ViroPharma's Maribavir

DinB DNA polymerase is a key player in DNA repair

DinB DNA polymerase is a key player in DNA repair

DNA polymerase zeta gives cells with damaged DNA a new lease on life

DNA polymerase zeta gives cells with damaged DNA a new lease on life

New insights into how genetic mutations arise

New insights into how genetic mutations arise

First time a protein serving as a template for DNA synthesis seen

First time a protein serving as a template for DNA synthesis seen

DNA weak links may provide clues to cancer biology

DNA weak links may provide clues to cancer biology

Eisai In-licenses Anti-hepatitis B Agent clevudine From Bukwang Pharm

Eisai In-licenses Anti-hepatitis B Agent clevudine From Bukwang Pharm

Grant to develop high speed DNA sequence reader

Grant to develop high speed DNA sequence reader

Molecule that helps DNA replicate may make good target for cancer therapy

Molecule that helps DNA replicate may make good target for cancer therapy

More efficient method to sequence the human genome

More efficient method to sequence the human genome

Flaw in DNA helps explain cancers and aging

Flaw in DNA helps explain cancers and aging

The National Cancer Institute has awarded USC scientists $3.5 million for a study of the enzyme that faithfully copies our genetic information

The National Cancer Institute has awarded USC scientists $3.5 million for a study of the enzyme that faithfully copies our genetic information