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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!)


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Telomere Diagnostics

Company that develops DNA testing applications to measure cellular age for telomere health

The Telomerase Revolution


Book written by Michael Fossel speaks about the Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging and Will Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer


The Telomere Effect written by Elissa Epel and Elizabeth Blackburn will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis

Sierra Sciences

Company devoted to extend the human lifespan and health span through telomere maintenance.


Finger prick blood DNA test provides your Average Telomere Length (ATL)

Life Length

Provides telomere testing and diagnostics

SpectraCell Laboratories

Laboratories offering tests for nutritional deficiencies, cardiovascular risk and genetic testing.

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Telomeres Blog Posts

Do telomere length tests really reveal your biological age?

Do telomere length tests really reveal your biological age?

Rate of shortening, shape and method of testing are all important factors

Recent News

Researchers found a missing genetic link that helps melanoma cells defeat mortality

EurekAlert! - 10-Nov-2022

Mutations in a telomere binding protein provide a new approach to treat melanoma and other cancers


Excessive alcohol consumption may age you faster by accelerating your biological age

Interesting Engineering - 28-Jul-2022

Alcohol consumption causes telomere shortening, leading to several age-related diseases


New insight on the accumulation of senescent cells in humans

UPMC - 30-Jun-2022

Oxidative DNA damage induce rapid senescence compared with shorter telomeres from repeated cell divisions


Lifespan of middle-aged mice increased by a third with telomerase gene therapy

CISION PR Newswire - 19-May-2022

Treatment used proprietary CMV vector which is able to deliver multiple genes into the nucleus


Viral-vector gene therapies could unlock healthy life extension in humans (LEAF) - 12-May-2022

Lifespan of mice greatly extended even when treatment only started at the equivalent of 56 years old

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