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proof·read·ing

(prūf'rēd-ing),
The property of certain polymerases, for example, DNA polymerase, to use their exonuclease activity to remove erroneously introduced bases and to replace them with the correct bases.

proofreading

(proof′rēd″ing)
In genetics and cellular biology, the ability of a cell to ensure that copies of its genetic information are faithfully made with limited errors or mutations.

proofreading

In genetics, the correction, performed by DNA polymerase, of mistakes in the incorporation of nucleotides in a sequence, the corrections being made after individual units have been added to the chain.
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It isn't always simple to outsource your proofreading and editing as a result of widespread availability of inexpensive services.
The levels of Ankrd16 are normally low in Purkinje cells, making these neurons vulnerable to proofreading defects.
The level of 'Ankrd16' in Purkinje cells is generally low which makes it vulnerable to the proofreading fails.
Proofreading is like the final wiping of the plate just before you serve it to the customer.
Some tutees contend that the tutoring they received was basically proofreading. But are we considering semantics?
Cynthia Markoch, a guidance counselor at Eastside High School in Gainesville, Florida, says proofreading is a declining skill among today's students, who increasingly rely on spell-check software to catch their mistakes.
In addition to the voice commands that MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 already offers for controlling popular Mac applications, the Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.0 adds more ways to interact with the Mac by voice, including: Dragon Voice shortcuts for search; new editing commands; proofreading; surrounding punctuation; voice navigation; as well as the ability to switch switch between microphones within the same voice profile.
Three graduate assistants gave hours of attentive skill to this project: Nicole Rietmann and Megan Shove for proofreading and Glenn Ferrell for graphic design and layout.
ProofreadNOW president Phil Jamieson told us that NL/NL readers may get a free proofreading of four newsletter pages, to show what kind of work they do.
On the proofreading issue, the court asked the Bar to look at what computerized spell-checking, proofreading, and grammar corrections a nonlawyer should be allowed to offer when providing assistance on filling out court-approved forms.
Just so there are no hard feelings, we'll keep the contest open for an extra month (Read: Deadline for entry to the Springfield Armory XD .45 contest is October 1st) and you can copy the info from the coupon we would've printed if we hadn't been so busy drooling over the XD .45 ourselves instead of proofreading.
What is the name for the printers" proofreading mark which shows where some text has been omitted?