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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.
Shugoshin protein maintains proper gene expression in subtelomeres

Shugoshin protein maintains proper gene expression in subtelomeres

UT Southwestern scientists discover mutation that causes X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder

UT Southwestern scientists discover mutation that causes X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder

Scientists provide overview of most promising compounds to combat prostate cancer

Scientists provide overview of most promising compounds to combat prostate cancer

CNIO researchers find panoramic view of proteins that intervene in a cellular process

CNIO researchers find panoramic view of proteins that intervene in a cellular process

Study on DNA scrunching may aid in developing new antimicrobial medicines

Study on DNA scrunching may aid in developing new antimicrobial medicines

Study identifies gene linked to rare, complex diseases

Study identifies gene linked to rare, complex diseases

New findings about prostate cells may identify future strategies for treating aggressive prostate cancer

New findings about prostate cells may identify future strategies for treating aggressive prostate cancer

Small chemical change to existing antibacterial drug may result in better treatment for TB

Small chemical change to existing antibacterial drug may result in better treatment for TB

New technique allows better understanding of cellular stress reaction

New technique allows better understanding of cellular stress reaction

UAB research explores neurofibromatosis type 1

UAB research explores neurofibromatosis type 1

Scientists find how APOBEC protein becomes dangerous when DNA replication process goes wrong

Scientists find how APOBEC protein becomes dangerous when DNA replication process goes wrong

TBK1 protein plays vital role in the process of cell division

TBK1 protein plays vital role in the process of cell division

Textbook view of the human cell cycle needs to be revised, shows new Danish research

Textbook view of the human cell cycle needs to be revised, shows new Danish research

Study could help mitigate effects of ageing on blood stem cells, promote new therapies for anaemia

Study could help mitigate effects of ageing on blood stem cells, promote new therapies for anaemia

Set of genes identified in human genome essential for survival, proliferation of human cell lines

Set of genes identified in human genome essential for survival, proliferation of human cell lines

Forces in external environmental and oxidation are greatest threats to DNA, study finds

Forces in external environmental and oxidation are greatest threats to DNA, study finds

SMC5/6 protein complex plays vital role in cancer suppression and premature ageing

SMC5/6 protein complex plays vital role in cancer suppression and premature ageing

S. Lawrence Zipursky to receive 2015 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University

S. Lawrence Zipursky to receive 2015 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University

Research: Spindle matrix protein supports assembly of spindle matrix, microtubules in cell-division process

Research: Spindle matrix protein supports assembly of spindle matrix, microtubules in cell-division process

FSU investigator solves cell division mystery

FSU investigator solves cell division mystery