A brief history of the DNA repair field

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The history of the repair of damaged DNA can be traced to the mid-1930s. Since then multiple DNA repair mechanisms, as well as other biological responses to DNA damage, have been discovered and their regulation has been studied. This article briefly recounts the early history of this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalCell Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Biological responses to DNA damage
  • DNA damage tolerance
  • DNA repair
  • Enzymatic photoreactivation
  • Excision repair
  • Mismatch repair
  • Recombination
  • Ultraviolet light

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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