Your choice of telomere articles today

Ed Park, MD #TheatricalThursdays 1 Comment

Today you have a choice of what telomere article to look at, courtesy of Google Alerts

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I have not watched the entire Blackburn interview but if you are so inclined, have at it:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/at-scientific-american/2015/04/03/hangout-with-nobel-laureate-elizabeth-blackburn-can-cells-live-forever/

She is not looking any younger but does give an account of playing with ants as a girl in Australia.

Alternatively, you could look at the other Google Alert posting for today about telomeres showing that protecting them reduces aging whereas permitting telomere recombination ages them. Note that the recombination is just the attempt of the cell to rebalance and relengthen by Robertsonian translocation. The insult is the critical shortening which is permitted by inadequate telomerase activity.

http://english.sibs.cas.cn/ns/es/201504/t20150410_146237.html

Comments 1

  1. I’m extremely ignorant on the topic of recombination. An essay by you on this topic would be welcome.

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