9 thoughts on “C83 – Twomey

  1. Hello Scott! if this is employed in organisms such as human beings- what are some variations you may expect?

    1. I don’t believe humans have a mechanism like the one in T. thermophilia because we do not break our own DNA in order to mate. The research was done so that the pathway could be understood and maybe the gene could be transplanted into humans with disorders that damage their DNA.

  2. If transplanted into humans how would this affect the person is there any research done in that yet ?

    1. It could be used to target specific cells and like the covid vaccine would be injected as mRNA. Embryos of animals or insects could be treated and we could see how that research plays out.

    1. They were chosen because they have a similar gene expression profile to Rad51, which is known to be involved in the DSDB repair pathway. Furthermore, T. thermophilia break their DNA often and repair them a lot and well, so they are an ideal model to use.

    1. They were chosen because they have a similar gene expression profile to Rad51, which is known to be involved in the DSDB repair pathway. Furthermore, T. thermophilia break their DNA often and repair them a lot and well, so they are an ideal model to use.

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