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Nobel in medicine honors discoveries of telomeres and telomerase

Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak will share the prize

Sometimes stories that start with pond scum can have good endings. In the case of the single-celled organism called Tetrahymena thermophila, important bits of DNA at the ends of its chromosomes led to a Nobel prize for three scientists.

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