A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres.
October 17, 2001|
Mutation of the Drosphila gene abnormal oocyte (abo), causes a recessive maternal-effect lethality, which can be rescued by specific regions of heterochromatin. In the October 9 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Maria Berloco and colleagues report a characterization of the abo protein product and its function (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2001, 98:12126-12131).Berloco et al. cloned the abo gene and showed that it encodes a chromosomal protein that binds specifically to the regulatory re