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A Q&A in today's New York Times features Elizabeth Blackburn, a cell biologist at the University of California, San Francisco, who has made a name for herself by studying telomeres and their connection to aging. The interview covers Blackburn's views on the telomerase-stress connection as well as the scientific agenda in the current political climate.

 

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