The accolades have been raining down on telomere expert Elizabeth Blackburn lately, so Discover magazine offers this interview with the scientist. The intro lists some of Blackburn's awards (the Lasker, Gruber, and Gairdner prizes), and just this week she was also honored with the L'Oreal -UNESCO For Women in Science Award.

 

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