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The long reach of telomeres.

Authors: Tom T. Misteli
Published: 11/18/2014, Genes & development


The primary purpose of telomeres is to protect chromosome ends from erosion during cell division cycles. New observations suggest an additional function for telomeres, namely in gene silencing via formation of long-range chromatin interactions.

Published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
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