Professor Elizabeth H. Blackburn
The Nobel Prize Winner
What she had discovered
The Nobel Prize winner Professor Elizabeth found out that Telomerase is the enzyme that makes telomere DNA protective caps that allows that allows DNA strands to split without damage during cell division as bodies grow. The professor discovered that the DNA sequence CCCCAA is repeated several times of chromosomes. She presented her information in 1980 and suggested to conduct an experiment. The experiment is to graft the sequence CCCCAA to mini-chromosomes in yeast.
Information about Professor Elizabeth
The Nobel Prize award winner
Professor Elizabeth is standing near a sign that talks about chromosomes in the human body.
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Professor Elizabeth is explaing that less telomerase: faster loss of DNA from the chromosome end because of faster loss cell division.