The Ends Have Arrived

Virginia A. Zakian

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Abstract

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider, and Jack Szostak for their contributions to our understanding of how the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes, telomeres, are replicated by a specialized reverse transcriptase, telomerase. I present a personal view of the telomere field, putting the contributions of these three Nobel laureates into historical context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1040
Number of pages3
JournalCell
Volume139
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Zakian, V. A. (2009). The Ends Have Arrived. Cell, 139(6), 1038-1040. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2009.11.033