Cancer Research

Telomerase: the Protector of Chromosomes
By Danielle Gerhard, PhD

Telomerase: the Protector of Chromosomes

Scientists found evidence of telomeres in the 1930s, but did not identify them until the 1970s. Since then, researchers’ understanding of telomeres and their role in DNA repair, aging, and disease has expanded exponentially.
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