I am trying better understand the effects of varying the frequency of light on DNA, however, most of what comes up is "UV light" and how it is damaging to DNA (presumably by ionization). Have there been any studies on radiation on DNA at lower frequencies of light?

  • $\begingroup$ have you tried googling? $\endgroup$ – aaaaaa Dec 24 '15 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ yes that's why i'm here. everything i get keeps going back to uv light on dna. $\endgroup$ – Marcus Quinn Rodriguez Tenes Dec 24 '15 at 21:19
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    $\begingroup$ Visible light aids DNA reparation after UV exposure (in prokaryotes at least) by activating the machinery. High-energy radiation (x-ray, gamma) causes double-strand DNA breakage (i.e. tears DNA into pieces). $\endgroup$ – Eli Korvigo Dec 24 '15 at 23:27
  • $\begingroup$ @EliKorvigo any reference? $\endgroup$ – aaaaaa Dec 26 '15 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ @aaaaaa Sure, this is for the visible light part, this is for the double-strand breaks $\endgroup$ – Eli Korvigo Dec 26 '15 at 11:31

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