Helping a helper: Uncovering how different proteins cooperate in DNA repair

DNA is critical for life as we know it. Ensuring that DNA is kept in a stable state is therefore important in all organisms. Although DNA faces a plethora of assaults on a daily basis, most of this damage is inconsequential due to the actions of proteins that efficiently repair broken DNA. Researchers at Tokyo Tech and Yokohama City University (YCU) collaborated to understand the interplay between these different DNA repair proteins.