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

Human trials to test efficacy and safety of genetic introduction of telomerase

Genome Context - 23-Nov-2019

Telomeres: are we about to crack the secrets of anti-ageing

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Mice with extra-long telomeres lived longer

ScienceAlert - 21-Oct-2019

Will we be able to have a longer lifespan by lengthening our telomeres too?

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Don't hurry to predict your longevity with biomarkers

The Scientist - 27-Sep-2019

Longevity results can be unproven and not ready in some aspects for being used in clinics

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