Category Archives: genetic error

Study provides previously unseen structure of telomere-controlling enzyme.


An enzyme called telomerase plays a significant role in aging and most cancers.  Telomerase’s primary job is to maintain the DNA in telomeres, the structures at the ends of a person’s chromosomes that act like the plastic tips at the ends of shoelaces. When telomerase isn’t active, each time cells divide, the telomeres get shorter. When that happens, the telomeres

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