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A radiation resistance gene found in tardibrades

This gene is able to protect human DNA, in part, from radiation induced damage
Tardigrade Tardigrades are tiny aquatic animals living from backyard ponds to Antarctic glaciers. The are extremely resistant to severe conditions as radiation and space vacuum.
After deciphering the whole genome of one of the most resistant species, Ramazzottius varieornatus, researchers have found a gene able to protect at least 40% from the radiation induced damage.
This gene showed to be effective once incorporated to human DNA.

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