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Blackburn, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, (born 26 November 1948) is an Australian-born American biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome. Blackburn co-discovered telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the telomere. For this work, she was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, sharing it with Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak. She also worked in medical ethics, and was controversially dismissed from the President's Council on Bioethics.

1 Lecture(s) by Blackburn, Elizabeth

how chromosomes can be copied in a complete way during cell divisions and how they are protected against degradation
By Greider, Carol - Blackburn, Elizabeth - Szostak, Jack
4 Slide(s), 1,630 Views, Added 13 years ago, in English
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