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What does “The Fourth Helix” mean?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, SLIDER | 0 comments

“The Fourth Helix” is a reference to the DNA structure of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes. Our telomeres shorten as we age.

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About “The Fourth Helix”

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, ABOUT, SLIDER | 0 comments

“Watch Mr. Wizard,” a television program that ran from 1951 to 1965, was a science show just for us—the Baby Boom generation. Mr. Wizard entertained and enlightened his viewers with experiments concocted from every-day items. The Fourth Helix is written especially for the grown-up fans of Mr. Wizard, but anyone can join us!

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