DNA Repair Protocols: Eukaryotic Systems, edited by Daryl S. Henderson, Humana Press, Totawa, NJ, 1999, 641 FPAGE, $119.50; $79.50 paper.

The past decade has seen an explosion of interest in the field of DNA repair. The association of inherited predisposition to cancer with defects in DNA repair genes, especially those involved in DNA mismatch repair, provoked increased interest in this field early in the decade and brought home the central importance of DNA repair to cancer biology. The recognition of “DNA repair” as molecule of the year by Science magazine in 1995 confirmed the central and critical role of DNA repair in modern biology and biomedicine. While DNA repair is thus a very hot area of research at the moment, the readers of and contributors to Radiation Research have long been focused on DNA repair as an important subset of the area of radiobiology. In...

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