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Problem: In what direction is the leading strand of DNA synthesized? In what direction is the lagging strand of DNA synthesized?

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The leading strand of DNA is synthesized by adding new nucleotides to the 3’ end of the new DNA molecule. This means the DNA is synthesized in the 5’ to 3’ direction. 

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In what direction is the leading strand of DNA synthesized? In what direction is the lagging strand of DNA synthesized?

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