Elizabeth Blackburn is visiting Taiwan for the first time to speak about her Nobel winning research into how telomeres are connected to mortality risks and aging-related disease, expressing the hope that her visit will “prompt interest” in future collaboration.
“People used to see aging as a rusting nail — there’s nothing you can do about it. But we now know that there are processes that are driving aging, and that those processes can be meddled with.” –Dr. Campisi (Buck Institute for Research on Aging).
I attended the Xconomy Forum last week on “Computing in the Age of the $1000 Genome”.
I found it fascinating, and while the focus was certainly much broader than telomere science and healthy aging, there were a number of great comments made by leading experts in the Human Genome that are very very relevant. Here are some of my favorites:
“In your cells right now, an enzyme is making a copy of your DNA in less than two hours, right in the nucleus.”
~ Hugh Martin, Pacific Biosciences
“For all this amazing genomic info to have an impact, we really need to invite the person into personalized medicine.”
~ Ashley Dombkowski, 23andme