TY - CHAP A1 - Ajay Kumar Sharma A2 - Priyanka Shaw A3 - Aman Kalonia A4 - M.H. Yashavarddhan A5 - Pankaj Chaudhary A6 - Arpana Vibhuti A7 - Sandeep Kumar Shukla ED1 - Payam Behzadi Y1 - 2021-05-19 PY - 2021 T1 - Recent Perspectives in Radiation-Mediated DNA Damage and Repair: Role of NHEJ and Alternative Pathways N2 - DNA is the most important biomolecule ever discovered. Indeed, this molecule bears genetic information from one generation to another. In this regard, DNA bases have a key role in transferring genetic information and data safely. However, there are cellular, genetic, and environmental factors that may damage the different parts of DNA molecules. These damages may result in mutations and cell death. As such, several DNA repair mechanisms have evolved. Over three sections, this book examines many of these mechanisms. BT - DNA SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.96374 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.96374 SN - 978-1-83881-094-8 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-28 ER -