Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, December 15th, 1997
Telomerase is a rarely-expressed enzyme believed to play a key role in the regulation of cell lifespan, functioning as part of a molecular clock of cell aging. Its absence imparts mortality to some cells and its presence imparts replicative immortality to others.
"Reconstituting telomerase activity, especially in normal human cells, is a major milestone in telomerase biology that has widespread implications...
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