Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: Researchers from the University of Illinois -- professor Sua Myong, left, and graduate student Helen Hwang -- determined the action of proteins that regulate the caps on the ends of DNA strands, creating an assay that could be used to screen anti-cancer drugs.
Credit: L. Brian Stauffer
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