Request: Information on Current Research

M.D. Lover theoblit at wam.umd.edu
Sat Nov 5 22:55:30 EST 1994

Alec Oskin (ooskin at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca) wrote:
: Does anyone have a list of labs currently working in this field (i.e. 
: telomerase characterization / function) and what, specifically these labs 
: are doing?  I would appreciate it if you could either post such a list 
: here or e-mail me directly.  Also, can anyone recommend any 
: reviews/current papers that would bring me "up to par" on the research 
: being done in this field.  

This is just a repost of what Suresh Rattan was nice enough to write:

>Sender: lpddist at mserv1.dl.ac.uk
>Once again there h ve been enquiries about some basic information about
>telomeres. For those of you who want to have a very general introduction
>to telomere research and progress, a well-written simple article by a 
>science-journalist Jean Marx is available in the journal SCIENCE, vol. 265,
>pp 1656, issue dated 16 September 1994, titled CHROMOSOME ENDS CATCH FIRE.
>Wish you a good reading.
>In the previous posting, I forgot to mention two more interesting
>write-ups on telomeres:
>1, by T.R. Cech in SCIENCE, vol. 266, pp 387, 21st October 1994 issue: giving
>enough background and discussing the publication of a paper in the same
>issue of SCIENCE, pp 404 reporting the discovery of the gene for
>telomerase RNA in the yeast.
>These two papers should bring any one up-to-date in telomere research.
>Wishing you good reading,
>Suresh Rattan/Aarhus/Denmark

Hope that helps.

--Jason Taylor

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