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DNA replication, the basis for biological inheritance, is a fundamental process occurring in all living organisms to copy their DNA. This process is "semiconservative" in that each strand of the original double-stranded DNA molecule serves as template for the reproduction of the complementary strand. Hence, following DNA replication, two identical DNA molecules have been produced from a single double-stranded DNA molecule. Cellular proofreading and error-checking mechanisms ensure near perfect fidelity for DNA replication.
Link between DNA palindromes and disease discovered

Link between DNA palindromes and disease discovered

UGA discovery could lead to new ways to attack cancers by blocking their ability to grow

UGA discovery could lead to new ways to attack cancers by blocking their ability to grow

Arsenic-based agent shown to help eradicate leukemia-initiating cells

Arsenic-based agent shown to help eradicate leukemia-initiating cells

Discovery of gene that may influence metastasis risk in breast cancer

Discovery of gene that may influence metastasis risk in breast cancer

The good and bad side of anti-cancer compounds

The good and bad side of anti-cancer compounds

Enzyme complex could be key to new cancer treatments

Enzyme complex could be key to new cancer treatments

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves new genetic breast cancer test

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves new genetic breast cancer test

MIT reports single gene can encode as many as four different functions

MIT reports single gene can encode as many as four different functions

Asf1, the protein that oversees DNA replication and packaging in the cell

Asf1, the protein that oversees DNA replication and packaging in the cell

Copy number variation may stem from replication misstep

Copy number variation may stem from replication misstep

Morphotek issued new U.S patent for method to enhance the affinity of monoclonal antibodies

Morphotek issued new U.S patent for method to enhance the affinity of monoclonal antibodies

Telomerase enzyme structure provides significant new target for anti-cancer therapies

Telomerase enzyme structure provides significant new target for anti-cancer therapies

New genetic variant associated with prostate cancer in African-Americans

New genetic variant associated with prostate cancer in African-Americans

Worm study sheds light on how the human body ages

Worm study sheds light on how the human body ages

Genetic sequence of Giardia complete

Genetic sequence of Giardia complete

Bad news for disease-causing bacteria!

Bad news for disease-causing bacteria!

Clearer picture of how a dividing cell rebuilds the nuclear envelope

Clearer picture of how a dividing cell rebuilds the nuclear envelope

A chink in bacteria's armor

A chink in bacteria's armor

Magnetic nano tweezers show how cancer drug works

Magnetic nano tweezers show how cancer drug works

Discovery of enzyme critical in DNA replication

Discovery of enzyme critical in DNA replication