The ends of eukaryotic chromosomes are called telomeres. This article provides a short history of telomere and telomerase research starting with the pioneering work of Muller and McClintock through the molecular era of telomere biology. These studies culminated in the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Critical findings that moved the field forward and that suggest directions for future research are emphasized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Experimental Cell Research|
|State||Published - Jul 15 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cell Biology