Human genetics: Testing telomerase

Robert Marciniak, Leonard Guarente

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The molecular defect in the human disease dyskeratosis congenita is a reduction in function of telomerase. This discovery provides a direct test of the importance of this enzyme in ageing and cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-373
Number of pages4
Issue number6854
StatePublished - Sep 27 2001

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