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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Company devoted to extend the human lifespan and health span through telomere maintenance.
Finger prick blood DNA test provides your Average Telomere Length (ATL)
Provides telomere testing and diagnostics
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