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Dr. Bill Andrews is the founder of a research company in Reno, Nevada, called Sierra Sciences, Andrews has a Ph.D. in Molecular and Population Genetics. He's been in the biotechnology industry for 28 years, and as Director of Molecular Biology at the Geron Corporation from 1992
to 1997, he was one of the principal discoverers of the components of human telomerase, an enzyme that makes telomeres grow. In 1977, Andrews was awarded 2nd place as "National Inventor of the Year" and he is the named inventor on 35 U.S. issued patents related to telomerase. Sierra Sciences, which Andrews started 11 years ago, is on a mission to find what he calls "telomerase inducers," chemicals or drugs that activate the telomerase gene.
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