Telomeres: Two Genes Linked to Why They Stretch in Cancer Cells, Kimmel Cancer Institute Study

Published: Jul 12, 2011

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have provided more clues to one of the least understood phenomena in some cancers: why the "ends caps" of cellular DNA, called telomeres, lengthen instead of shorten. In a study published online June 30 in Science Express, the Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified two genes that, when defective, may cause these telomere elongations.

Back to news