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Elizabeth Blackburn and the story of telomeres : deciphering the ends of DNA.

Author: Catherine Brady
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Catherine Brady tells the story of molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn's life and work, and the emergence of a new field of scientific research on the specialized ends of chromosones and the enzyme, telomerase, that extends them.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Elizabeth H Blackburn; Elizabeth H Blackburn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Brady
ISBN: 9780262512459 0262512459 9780262026222 0262026228
OCLC Number: 960838511
Description: 392 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: A certain sense of self --
Shedding encumbrances --
One of Gall's gals --
Revelations --
Opportunism --
Gold rush --
Entering the fray --
An interlocking system --
Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? --
Members of a guild --
Citizen scientist --
Political fallout --
"You have to think it's fun" --
Notes --
Bibliography.

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The story of molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn and her groundbreaking research on telomeres and what it reveals about the resourceful opportunism that characterizes the best scientific thinking.

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Although Blackburn is certainly not an average woman scientist, there are many features of her journey that others who are interested in medical science -- women and men alike -- will connect with. * Read more...

 
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