Synthetic DNA Nanocircles are a biomedical nanotechnology invented by Dr. Eric Kool and colleagues of Stanford University. These nanometer-sized circular DNAs have been shown to elongate chromosomal telomeres in vitro. They consist of DNA bases arranged in a sequence that templates the lengthening of telomeres by repeated addition of new TTAGGG sequences. Nanocircles have shown promise in telomere elongation in human tissues. By combining nanocircles with new proprietary gene therapy and delivery technologies, Telomolecular believes that nanocircles might work efficiently in living animals.
April 09, 2006
This description of telomere technology from Telomolecular looks interesting:
Posted by Mike Dierken