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There has been a recent profusion of reviews on Fanconi anemia (FA), which will give readers a comprehensive outline of the field R.D. Kennedy, A.D. D'Andrea, The Fanconi anemia/BRCA pathway: new faces in the crowd, Genes Dev. 19 (2005) 2925-2940; L.J. Niedernhofer, A.S. Lalai, J.H. Hoeijmakers, Fanconi anemia (cross)linked to DNA repair, Cell 123 (2005) 1191-1198; H. Joenje, K.J. Patel, The emerging genetic and molecular basis of Fanconi anaemia, Nat. Rev. Genet. 2 (2001) 446-457. Here, we will focus on key areas that place the FA proteins in the context of DNA repair during replication. In addition, where possible we will put forward propositions that in our opinion need addressing, and where possible provide models that can be tested.

Original publication




Journal article


DNA Repair (Amst)

Publication Date





885 - 890


Animals, DNA Repair, DNA Replication, Fanconi Anemia, Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group Proteins, Humans