DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) could be deleterious and lead to age-related diseases, such as cancer. Recent evidence, however, associates DSBs with vital cellular processes. As discussed here, genome-wide mapping of DSBs revealed an unforeseen coupling mechanism between transcription and DNA repair at super-enhancers, as means of hypertranscription of oncogenic drivers.
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This work was supported by the H2020 European Research Council [682118)].
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