4 thoughts on “C88 – Ricker

    1. Band brightness correlates to how much DNA is present. In this case, a brighter band means is was expressed more so the cell transcribes the specific gene more when DNA damage is induced.

  1. Why is it important in “the big picture” to understand what genes play a role in DNA damage repair?

    1. DNA damage can cause detrimental mutations and cancer, so the cell really wants to repair it well and fast, but still it is not fully effective. Having a better understanding of what genes play a role in the repair pathway would help researchers/doctors understand what went wrong in detrimental cases. This could ultimately be used to prevent repair mistakes and avoid the mutations/cancers.

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