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

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

Telomere Diagnostics

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

Sierra Sciences

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

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

Telomeres encode two novel signaling proteins may change our understanding of cancer and aging - 20-Feb-2023

Blood tests for proteins encoded by telomeres could give information of biological age and cancer


Telocyte secures new investment, taking telomerase gene therapy to the clinic in CVD and more

Longevity Technology - 03-Feb-2023

The researchers will not only focus on CVD or cellular aging but the optimal point of intervention


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

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