Diabetes drug helps repair UV-damaged DNA in cells of ‘Moon children’

Posted by on November 20, 2017 2:13 pm
Categories: health

The severe and debilitating genetic disease Xeroderma pigmentosum impedes cells to repair UV-induced DNA damage. Scientists found a drug approved for diabetes treatment to alleviate the impact of the gene defect in cell culture, which led to the discovery of a previously unknown DNA repair mechanism.

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