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

  • Division of Protective Immunity, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • Left to Right: Nan Dai, Yan-Jiun Lee, Lana Saleh, Peter R. Weigele and Ivan R. Corrêa

  • Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan

  • Research Department, New England Biolabs, Inc., Ipswich, MA, USA

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