how it all began to where we are now


1938 was the year of the telomere discovery by geneticist Hermann Müller.
In 1940, Barbara McClintoch discovered that breaking telomeres were the cause of cell death.

In 1960, Leonard Hayflick provided the inherent limit to the number of times a humam cell could divide: 70

In 1971, Alexei Olovnikov, discovered that telomere shortening was the reason for the Hayflick limit

In 1980, Elizabeth Blackburn, a Yale biologist, and Jack Szostak, a Harvard geneticist, proved that yeast was able to re-lenghten its telomeres

In 1984, Blackburn and her student Carol Greider discovered one component known as telomerase and won the Nobel Prize in 2009.

From 1993 to 1997, Dr Bill Andrews discovered the RNA component of human telomerase and its protein component. He then discovered the protein component of telomerase - a breakthrough in telomere biology. 

"The end result, a cure for aging, is inevitable"

- Dr. Bill Andrews

Since 1997, Dr. Andrews' Mission has been to take us over the finish line of being able to control telomerase length and therefore AGING. His research is moving at
a steady pace and the end result, a cure for aging, is inevitable. 

SIERRA SCIENCES is at a cross-road looking for appropriate funding to be able to carry on our research. After all, the Internet wouldn't have burst into the mainstream without government funding. Currently, there are NO government grants supporting Telomere research.
This is why we are seeking PRIVATE FUNDING.

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