RNA takes over control of DNA break repair
Francesca Storici & Ailone E. Tichon, Nature Cell Biology volume 19, pages 1382–1384 (2017)
Small RNAs generated at DNA break sites are implicated in mammalian DNA repair. Now, a study shows that following the formation of DNA double-strand breaks, bidirectional transcription events adjacent to the break generate small RNAs that trigger the DNA damage response by local RNA:RNA interactions. Read more.