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Tardigrades Have DNA Armour, And We Just Got Closer to Understanding How It Works – ScienceAlert

Radiation that would reduce the DNA inside our own cells into genetic confetti is no match for the microscopic tough-guy known as a tardigrade, and we just got closer to understanding just how these critters are so tough.

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Radiation that would reduce the DNA inside our own cells into genetic confetti is no match for the microscopic tough-guy known as a tardigrade, and we just got closer to understanding just how these critters are so tough.
Their protection works in part due to the shielding provided by a special ‘damage suppression’ protein called Dsup.¬†Exactly how this molecular armour provides protection isn’t all that clear; now, a computerised model of the protein interacting with DNA could provide a startin…

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