We sat down with Acorn’s co-founders to learn about its origins and how these three science disruptors came together to create the world’s first non-invasive, affordable live cell collection and cryopreservation service.
Telomeres, those long stretches of repetitive sequences of DNA that act much like the protective aglets or plastic tips on the ends of shoelaces, have been identified as the single most indicative biomarker of aging. If you haven’t yet read our blog on telomeres, Telomeres and the ticking time of biology you can read it here.
When it comes to the development of new health technologies and drug treatments, we have to be patient. In fact, the stakes couldn't be higher as not taking the correct approach, with proper oversight at each step, could have dire consequences, including injury -- or even death. That’s why it can take years, even a decade, for new forms of medicine to be tested for safety and efficacy before they’re approved.