Telomeres

Lots of interest currently into relationship of telomere length on aging - or vice versa.

Telomeres are a  region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at the end of chromosone which reduce in length over time - therefore hinting they may be involved in the aging prcess, i.e. length reduces to zero and cell blows up (I'm simplifying slightly!)

Resources

Telomere length testing kit - Titanovo
Measured in relative T/S and in absolute length in kbp (kilobasepairs)

TeloYears - finger prick blood DNA test provides your Average Telomere Length (ATL)

Recent News

2018 Telomere Length Update by Liz Parrish

Bioviva Science - 24-Sep-2018

In September 2015 Liz Parrish received two gene therapies.

Telomerase Gene Therapy Does Not Increase Cancer Risk

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 27-Aug-2018

Gene therapy study reactivated telomerase gene in cells.

Telomere loop structure more important than length

Medical Xpress - 20-Jul-2018

People born with abnormally short telomeres suffer a variety of conditions.