The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009: telomere/telomerase, Blackburn, Greider, Szostak

“for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase” press release

The award goes to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak.

The problem of telomere/telomerases is highlighting the double but strictly related aging/cancer problem space:

Blackburn Lab

Greider Lab

Szostak Lab


16 thoughts on “The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009: telomere/telomerase, Blackburn, Greider, Szostak

  1. Hi I’m dr shashank, working on medical genetics(Thalassaemia),the telomerase Nobel Prize has opened a new era in this feild,many many thanks to Nobel committee to attend keen interest in this new field of biology & much more tuanks to Blackburn,Greider and Szostak too.

  2. I just now came through Yahoo and had to express gratitude after reading these details. I’m going to be sure to email this to one of my coworkers.

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