PerspectiveMolecular Biology

Self-Correcting Messages

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Science  28 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5786, pp. 447-448
DOI: 10.1126/science.1131205

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Summary

Mistakes can occur as RNA polymerase copies DNA into transcripts. A proofreading mechanism that removes the incorrect RNA is triggered by the erroneous RNA itself.