Study on chromosome ends may aid cancer research

Aug. 3, 2000 10:20 a.m.

A Princeton scientist has discovered a mechanism that cells use to control the length of their chromosome ends, or telomeres , a process that is thought to go awry in cancer.

The finding, reported in the August 4 issue of Science by Professor of Molecular Biology Virginia Zakian and colleagues, may provide cancer researchers with clues for designing treatments.

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