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That’s prompted dreams of reengineering polymerases to write new DNA.
Thus cancers that have mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes rely heavily on a backup DNA repair mechanism which uses proteins called poly-ADP-ribose polymerases (PARPs).
The switch kicks in to stop the spiral from unzipping too far and lets the polymerase catch up.
The case went cold, but in 2001, authorities were able to review old evidence using a technology called PCR, or polymerase chain reaction.
The simplest, known as a polymerase chain reaction test, can find traces of the virus in the blood up until about a week after infection, and in urine for about 10 days.
Until now, scientists believed that the polymerases on the two strands coordinated their movement somehow to ensure that one didn’t get too far ahead of the other.
One type is called a polymerase chain reaction, or P.C.R., designed to detect the active virus in blood and urine.
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