Genetic defects in telomere maintenance result in stem cell exhaustion and a spectrum of telomere biology diseases. Systemic treatments beyond organ transplantation are lacking for these diseases. Nagpal and colleagues identified small molecules that restore telomere maintenance in patient-derived stem cells, offering a promising therapy for telomere biology diseases.
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