The "Dutch DNA Repair Group" was established about 35 years ago. In this brief historical review some of the crucial decisions are described that have contributed to the relative success of the research of this group. The emphasis of the work of this group has been for many years on the genetic analysis of nucleotide excision repair (NER) and genetic diseases based on defects in this repair process: xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), Cockayne syndrome and trichothiodystrophy.

Cockayne syndrome, Genetic diseases, Nucleotide excision repair, Trichothïodystrophy, Xeroderma pigmentosum
dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8777(00)00080-X, hdl.handle.net/1765/63715
Mutation Research - DNA Repair
Department of Molecular Genetics

Bootsma, D. (2001). The "Dutch DNA Repair Group", in retrospect. In Mutation Research - DNA Repair (Vol. 485, pp. 37–41). doi:10.1016/S0921-8777(00)00080-X