Genetics 101: The least you need to know

Ed Park, MD Telomerase activation 1 Comment

Knowledgeable people may consider my stem cell theory of aging to be a statement of the obvious, as do I. But a greater number believe that aging is more complicated than just telomere erosion in stem cells and favor other theories.

1938 : Muller names the telomere

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In the 1930’s, twenty years before Watson and Crick described the DNA’s double helix, Herman Muller was irradiating fruit flies at Woods Hole to produce mutants with deletions and inversions involving the ends of chromosomes. High energy rays produce DNA breaks, which is why UV exposure gives us skin cancer. Of note, he never found mutants with deletions or inversions …