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Problem: UV light damages DNA. What bases in the DNA specifically does it damage? What chemical changes that occur, or how does the physical structure of the DNA change? How do these changes kill cells?

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UV light can directly damage DNA which can occur when DNA directly absorbs UVB photon. 

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UV light damages DNA. What bases in the DNA specifically does it damage? What chemical changes that occur, or how does the physical structure of the DNA change? How do these changes kill cells?

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