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    Why is DNA only elongated in the 5' to 3' direction?

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    1) DNA polymerase synthesizes DNA in the 5' to 3' direction.

    2) Even IF a DNA polymerase could synthesize DNA in the 3' to 5' ...

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    DNA synthesis and elongation questions are examined. The expert determines why DNA is only elongated in the 5' and 3' direction.

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