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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Telomeres consist of up to 3,300 repeats of the DNA sequence TAGGG. They protect chromosome ends from being mistaken for broken pieces of DNA that would otherwise be fixed by cellular repair machinery. But every time our cells divide, the telomeres shrink. When they get short enough, our cells no longer divide and our body stops making those cells. Over time, this leads to aging and death.Read on...