ALS Provides Detailed Look at a DNA Repair Protein in Action

October 25, 2013

John Tainer, Life Sciences Division, and Greg Hura, Physical Biosciences Division, led the invention of a new technique for studying the process by which certain errors in the genetic code are detected and repaired. The technique is based on a combination of hybrid nanomaterials and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), which was performed at the SIBYLS beamline of the Advanced Light Source. It holds important implications for synthetic biology, microbial adaption and pathogenesis. Also contributing to this work were Chi-Lin Tsai, Shelley Claridge, Marc Mendilloc, Jessica Smith, Gareth Williams, Alexander Mastroianni, Paul Alivisatos, Christopher Putnam and Richard Kolodner. More>

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