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What is DNA synthesis?

Synthesis means creation. Therefore DNA synthesis is the creation (or copying) of DNA. This occurs before cells divide in order to create copies of the DNA. Full Answer

When does doubling of DNA occur?

The doubling of DNA (known as DNA synthesis or DNA replication) occurs during the "S (synthesis) phase" of the cell cycle. This is part of interphase, and occurs before mitosis (cell division). Full Answer