Category Archives: telomere shortening

Researchers identify previously unknown telomere-specific protein.

Telomeres are our own personal inbuilt clock found at the end of chromosomes dictating how and when we age, with these protective caps ensuring no damage comes to the DNA held within.  A person is born with telomeres of a certain length, and every time a cell divides, telomeres get a little bit shorter.  Once the telomere is too short,

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