A biography of Liz Blackburn one of the pioneers in research on telomeres has been written
This describes her development in science form Melbourne to Cambridge and then California.
She trained in the techniques of DNA analysis and then embarked on her studies of the chromosome ends, telomeres.
Telomeres are important in ageing and possibly cancer. She transformed curiosity into hard science.
Elizabeth Blackburn and the story of Telomeres: deciphering the ends of DNA by Catherine Brady
MIT Press 2007
- Martin Eastwood