Read about the DNA damage alarm


tcpmlogo_iconHow does our body keep its DNA intact? Erasmus MC scientists just found a new piece of this puzzle. They discovered a novel alarm that cells use to signal DNA damage.

“We already knew that DNA damage triggers an alarm in our body cells”, says Lead Researcher Wim Vermeulen. He is a Professor of genome stability at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. “We have now shown that this alarm is also set off during transcription of damaged genes.”

Professor Vermeulen, together with Dr Maria Tresini and Dr Jurgen Marteijn from his team, just published their findings in the leading scientific journal Nature. Dr Tresini explains how the novel DNA damage alarm works: Read the full article on

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