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 Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

  • Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

  • DeepMind, London, UK

  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

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