Telomere dynamics in cancer progression and prevention: Fundamental differences in human and mouse telomere biology

Woodring E. Wright, Jerry W. Shay

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Cells from the telomerase knockout mouse immortalize with an approximately ten million-fold greater frequency than human cells. In this commentary, Wright and Shay discuss the implications of this difference between mice and men and its relationship to cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-851
Number of pages3
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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