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Shaggy mouse tales

First impressions can be misleading. The enzyme telomerase has been well studied because of its initial association with cell ageing processes and cancer — but it now seems that this is not all it can do.

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Figure 1: Telomerase is more than it seemed.

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Blackburn, E. Shaggy mouse tales. Nature 436, 922–923 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/436922a

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