2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: telomeres and telomerase

@article{Varela20102009NP,
  title={2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: telomeres and telomerase},
  author={Elisa Varela and Mar{\'i}a A. Blasco},
  journal={Oncogene},
  year={2010},
  volume={29},
  pages={1561-1565}
}
Elizabeth H Blackburn, Carol W Greider and Jack W Szostak were acknowledged with this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries on how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. In the first half of the twentieth century, classic studies by Hermann Müller (Nobel Prize 1945) working with the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and by Barbara McClintock (Nobel Prize 1983) studying maize (Zea Mays) proposed the existence of a special structure at the… 
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