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dc.contributor.editorTurriziani Colonna, Federicaen_US
dc.creatorBartlett, Zaneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-23T16:54:04Z
dc.date.available2015-03-23T16:54:04Z
dc.date.created2015-03-23en_US
dc.date.issued2015-03-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/8307
dc.description.abstractTelomerase is an enzyme that regulates the lengths of telomeres in the cells of many organisms, and in humans it begins to function int the early stages of embryonic development. Telomeres are repetitive sequences of DNA on the ends of chromosomes that protect chromosomes from sticking to each other or tangling. In 1989, Gregg Morin found that telomerase was present in human cells. In 1996, Woodring Wright and his team examined human embryonic cells and found that telomerase was active in them. Scientists manipulate telomerase in cells to give cells the capacity to replicate infinitely. Telomerase is also necessary for stem cells to replicate themselves and to develop into more specialized cells in embryos and fetuses.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshTelomeraseen_US
dc.subject.lcshTelomereen_US
dc.subject.lcshDNAen_US
dc.subject.lcshMolecular biologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSomatic embryogenesisen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmbryosen_US
dc.subject.lcshDevelopmental biologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshBlackburn, Elizabeth H.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGreider, Carol W.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSzostak, Jack W.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNobel Prize winnersen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen Nobel Prize winnersen_US
dc.subject.lcshDNA replicationen_US
dc.titleTelomerase in Human Developmenten_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTheoriesen_US
dc.subject.tagtelomereen_US
dc.subject.tagembryogenesisen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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