Why DNA polymerases don't have helicase activity

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NFkappaB
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Why DNA polymerases don't have helicase activity

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RNA polymerases have intrinsic helicase ability, DNA polymerases don't.
I am curious why DNA polymerases evolved in such a way that they lack the ability to unwind DNA.
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