TDx), developer of the TeloTest(TM) diagnostic test that measures average telomere length in human cells from a saliva sample, announces that it has changed its corporate name from Telome Health, Inc.
After the CLIA certification of its lab in early 2013, Telomere Diagnostics (previously known as Telome Health) has initiated a controlled launch of the Telotest(TM) among a small selection of physicians.
Wilson entitled "The Telome Theory" (Wilson, 1953) because there is renewed interest in the concept of telomes in contemporary research into the evolution of plant development with the advent of new research tools in plant molecular biology and also because it is the best clear and concise review and summary in English of Zimmermann's telome originally published in German (Zimmermann 1930, 1938, 1949).
Wilson was an avid proponent of the telome theory and applied it to the flower, for example, in his paper on the stamen (Wilson, 1942).
The strong clinical data and availability of the saliva-based TeloTest will be the foundation upon which Telome Health's Wellness business will be built.
Telomeres are one of the few parts of the genome that can be changed by lifestyle choices, and hence telomere length measurements can provide valuable feedback on ones' disease risks and, potentially, the effects of lifestyle changes," stated Elizabeth Blackburn, Telome Health's Co-founder and Chair of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board.
This is the telome theory, perhaps better termed the " telome concept".
Before considering the telome theory itself, it is desirable to point out that, like many another concept, it did not arise de novo, but was foreshadowed by the work of earlier investigators.
She co-founded Telome Health in 2010 with colleagues Calvin Harley, Elissa Epel and Jue Lin who also recognized experts in the field of telomere biology.
Blackburn has been awarded the Innovator of The Year by The Silicon Valley and San Jose Business Journal," noted Daniel Hunt, CEO of Telome Health.
University of Missouri; Michael Graves, Architect; Robert Hariri, CEO, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics; Calvin Harley, Co-Founder, CSO and President of Telome
There have been some discussions about heterochrony in relation to the evolution of plant life cycles, telome
theory, stelar evolution, and other aspects related to the evolution of land plants (Mosbrugger, 1995; Takhtajan, 1991; Zimmermann, 1959); these will not be discussed here.