Music to my telomeres
"We figured out what was going on at normal chromosome ends . . . We figured out that there was an enzyme, telomerase, that adds DNA to the ends of chromosomes to balance out the DNA that is naturally lost as cells grow. Afterward, as people in the field began to see how important it was, telomere research just took off. It became clear that the loss of DNA from telomeres might have something to do with aging."
—Jack W. Szostak, PhD, biochemical researcher and winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine