Category Archives: telomere length

Researchers identify previously unknown telomere-specific protein.


Telomeres are found at the end of chromosomes and represent the clock of a cell.  A person is born with telomeres of a certain length, and every time a cell divides, it loses a little bit of the telomere.  Once the telomere is too short, the cell cannot divide anymore, therefore, researchers are curious whether lengthening telomeres could slow aging,

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