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    What do we know about DNA damage caused by nuclear radiation (the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs)?

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    Radiation is made up of unstable atoms that contain an excess amount of energy.The energy of electromagnetic radiation is a direct function of its frequency. Since nuclear bomb radiation emits very high frequency waves, they can penetrate solids to various depths and cause damage by separating molecules into electrically ...

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