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The Tiny Key to Ageing

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  Last updated February 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm

SCINEMA Finalist 2016 Vanessa Hill / Australia / 4:31mins This stop-motion animation tells the story of Australian scientist Elizabeth Blackburn, who discovered tiny bits of DNA that may hold the key to ageing. Years later, Elizabeth and her colleagues discovered more surprising reasons why we age.

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