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Science Signaling  18 Jul 2017:
Vol. 10, Issue 488, eaao3804
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aao3804

This week’s articles highlight a newly discovered DNA repair system and the role of an inherited repressive epigenetic mark in fly embryonic development.


Not-so-sweet DNA damage repaired

Richarme et al. identified a DNA repair system that acts specifically on bases damaged by reaction with by-products of sugar metabolism in the cell (see also Dingler and Patel).


Intergenerational transcription taming

Zenk et al. demonstrated that inherited repressive epigenetic information controls transcriptional output in offspring.

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