Nobel in medicine honors discoveries of telomeres and telomerase

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

9:39am, October 5, 2009

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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