COVID-19 and Telomeres

COVID-19 and Telomeres

2020 and 2021 will be marked in history by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of late March, close to 3,000,000 people had died due to SARS-CoV-2. To put this number in perspective, the fatality of this virus mimics the death toll of the Thirty Years War back in 1618 and is already higher than the Vietnam…

Telomeres on space

Telomeres on space

In order to understand what is the effect of long exposure on space, NASA decided to do the following experiment; Study the pass on time on two identical organisms, sending one to space and keeping one on earth. The model organism for this experiment were two twin brothers; Scott and Mark Kelly. Due to the…