Interrogating and predicting ionizing radiation effects on telomeres and chromosomes, and implications for long-term risks for human health
Space remains the final frontier of exploration. NASA plans to send humans back to the lunar surface by 2024, establishing a permanent lunar base thereafter and embarking humanity on a new era of endeavors. As we approach these grand ventures, the long-term impacts of spaceflight on human health, particularly from chronic exposure to space radiation, remain poorly understood in terms of risks for degenerative disease and cancer. Even less is understood about the effects of deep space flight. These collective unknowns present significant challenges to ensuring and safeguarding astronaut performance ...
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