Telomere Length: How your genes affect telomeres and aging

The key to both longevity and cancer prevention lies at the tail end of each strand of your DNA. Telomeres are found on the ends of all of your chromosomes and are comprised of repeated nucleotides (the A, G, and T's). They cap off the end of the chromosomes, protecting the nuclear DNA during replication before cell division.[ref]

Lengthened telomeres can lead to cellular regeneration, but this is a double-edged sword that cancer cells can use to their advantage. This article covers the scien...


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