NAR’s Breakthrough Articles present high-impact studies answering long-standing questions in the field of nucleic acids research and/or opening up new areas and mechanistic hypotheses for investigation. These articles are chosen by the Editors on the recommendation of Editorial Board Members and Referees. Articles are accompanied by a brief synopsis explaining the findings of the paper and where they fit in the broader context of nucleic acids research. They represent the very best papers published at NAR.

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Meet the Authors

  • Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

  • Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

  • Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Bioinformatics; Center for Synthetic and Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Division, Beijing National Research Center for Information Science and Technology; Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  • Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Bioinformatics; Center for Synthetic and Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Division, Beijing National Research Center for Information Science and Technology; Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  • Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Bioinformatics; Center for Synthetic and Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Division, Beijing National Research Center for Information Science and Technology; Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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