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Aanya Sahu

Class of 2024Wood Dale, Illinois



  • "The importance of telomeres for growth, aging, and cancer" with mentor Grace (Aug. 19, 2023)

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The importance of telomeres for growth, aging, and cancer

Started May 26, 2023

Abstract or project description

Written by the student: My final publication will be a review on BioRxiv that will cover the impact of telomerase and telomeres focusing on the components or certain processes. As of now, the impact of T-, R-, and D- Loops on telomere lengthening at the ends of the DNA sequence, TERC and TERT genes and how there is a growth advantage in cells due to the addition of telomeric repeats to the ends of chromosomes, and impact of telomere uncapping and how it is due to t-loops preventing chromosome ends from breaking.