telomeres, telomerase activity, genetics, enzymes
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In the past few years, a new area of genetics has emerged that has scientists in many other fields intrigued. The discovery of telomeres, the end segments on our chromosomes, and the enzyme that controls them, has evoked an interest in professionals from a wide range of specialties. Articles on the subject have appeared in journals of cell and molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, gerontology, and have even surfaced in the popular media. There is already a wealth of information to be found on the topic, yet there is many times more still to be discovered, in several different fields. Because of the relatedness of this topic to so many areas, telomere biology has almost emerged as a branch of biology in and of itself.
Conwell, Kerrie. "The Telomere and Telomerase Activity." The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research 1 (1997): 2-8. Web. [date of access]. <http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/ur/vol1/iss1/3>.