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Carry On, Doctor Blackburn

In this edition of the SciShow, Hank Green profiles Elizabeth Blackburn, the Australian Nobel Prize-winning scientist who is one of only 16 women to receive the coveted award over the last century. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Blackburn has specialized in studying the process of aging at the genetic level, most recently at the University of California at San Francisco. Along with two other colleagues, she discovered an enzyme called telomerase that helps to protect our chromosomes from damage. For her efforts, she won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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