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Scientists Extend The Life Span Of Human Cells
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and their colleagues at Geron Corp., Menlo Park, Calif., say they have figured out how to overcome the mechanisms that control cellular aging and extend the life span of human cells. (1998-01-13)

Researchers Create First Artificial Human Chromosomes
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and Athersys Inc. have created the first artificial human chromosomes. This breakthrough in medical research can provide scientists with a powerful new tool for the study of human genetics, and offer a new approach to gene therapy and the treatment of a broad range of genetic diseases. (1997-08-18)

Newly Discovered Human Protein Provides Important Target For Cancer Therapy
The discovery of a key molecule linked to the immortalization of human tumor cells provides an important new target for anti-cancer drug design. Researchers led by Dr. Robert A. Weinberg of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have isolated and cloned the gene for the long-sought catalytic subunit of human telomerase, a molecule believed to play a major role in the transition from normal to cancerous growth. (1997-08-14)

Research Team Discovers Key Gene For Telomerase Enzyme In Humans
Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Geron Corp. have discovered the human gene for the active component of an enzyme known as telomerase that lengthens the ends of chromosomes, a finding that may lead to improved cancer diagnosis and treatment. (1997-08-13)

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