Telomeres, clones

DNA knucleus at
Tue Mar 7 11:10:08 EST 2000

To answer your question about how telomeres might be relevant to ageing
research; you may want to look into some research by:
Ron DePinho at harvard medical school. They've done a studies on telomerase
knockouts to see how shortenning the telomeres affects successive
generations (with shorter and shorter telomeres)
As for the first question look at the dolly paper on her telomeres.


"Harvey Taylor" <het at> wrote in message
news:38988D68.28AD at
> Hi Folks,
> Just a couple questions from an interested bystander here.
> Is there any significance to the reports of short telomeres
> observed in some clones?
> Has anybody looked into telomere lengths in clones of clones?
> And finally is there any theoretical basis for thinking telomeres
> might be relevant in aging research?
> <curious>
> -het
> --
>    "The road to wisdom?
>        Well it's plain and simple to express:
>           Err and err and err again,
>              but less and less and less." -Piet Hein
> Harvey Taylor         Internet: het at

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