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why does a new dna strand elongate only in the 5' to 3' direction during dna replication?

Why does a new dna strand elongate only in the 5' to 3' direction during dna replication? 

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A new DNA strand elongates only in the 5' to 3' direction because DNA polymerase can only add nucleotides to a free 3' end of the growing strand or to the 3' end of the primer.

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