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Researchers at Brookhaven lab, Stony Brook and Rockefeller universities make new discoveries about double helix copying


“In Manhattan, Michael O’Donnell, who heads Rockefeller’s Laboratory of DNA Replication, said the finding will change how students understand DNA replication. ‘It’s a paradigm shift in thinking,’ said O’Donnell, the project’s lead investigator. ‘We looked at [DNA replication] in budding yeasts, a model organism,’ he said referring to all higher organisms — humans, honey bees, coffee trees, lice, mice and wombats, to name a few. ‘Yeasts have all the same proteins involved in DNA replication as the human replication system. So this will change the pictures in textbooks.'”