What are telomeres?
Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each
that serve as a cap to your genetic
material. Every time a cell
replicates, its telomere
will become shorter. Shorter telomeres imply a
shorter life span for a cell.
What effect does telomere length have on my
Age adjusted telomere length is the best method
to date to
assess biological age using structural
analysis of chromosomal change in the
Serial evaluation of telomere length is an indicator
rapidly one ages relative to a normal population. Therapies directed at
slowing the loss of telomere length may slow aging and age-related diseases.