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Memories Are Made by Breaking DNA — and Fixing It, Study in Mice Finds

Memories Are Made by Breaking DNA — and Fixing It, Study in Mice Finds

Nerve cells form long-term memories with the help of an inflammatory response

When a long-term memory forms, some brain cells experience a rush of electrical activity so strong that it snaps their DNA. Then, an inflammatory response kicks in, repairing this damage and helping to cement the memory, a study in mice shows.

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