So we suspected that chronic CMV infection ages us but we only conprehended that the immune system burns out fighting it. Until this paper, we didn’t realize that it also steals the healthy gene transciption factors that the host cell needs to stabilize its telomers. It’s a double whammy.
Although his political convictions were divisive for many, he will be revered and remembered as a voice with a purpose. His was a life that forged an lasting impact on all of us. His beliefs, just as much as J. Edgar Hoover’s, provided the polarity required to power us forward as a species.