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Elizabeth Blackburn


Born
in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
November 26, 1948

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Elizabeth Blackburn is an Australian-American Nobel laureate who is the former President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Previously she was a biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studied the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome. In 1984, Blackburn co-discovered telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the telomere, with Carol W. Greider. For this work, she was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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The Telomere Effect: A Revo...

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Die Entschlüsselung des Alt...

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Telomeres and Telomerase: E...

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Write From The Heart

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The Harvey Lectures Series ...

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Think Health

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1991
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Think Love

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1991
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Think Success

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1991
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Telomeres

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Telomere Effect, Things to ...

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“Genes load the gun, and environment pulls the trigger.”
Elizabeth Blackburn, The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

“Remember, as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Don’t be too timid or squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
Elizabeth Blackburn, The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

“Fyodor Dostoevsky: “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.”
Elizabeth Blackburn, The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

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