telomere

Getting Long in the Telomeres

May 30, 2013
Robin Smith, Health Content Scientist Barring injury, disease or capture, some scientists believe that a lobster could live virtually forever. They are amongst a select group of animals, including tortoises,...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Variation Associated with Biological Aging

February 16, 2010
The candles on your birthday cake tell you how many years you’ve lived through, but they might not be a reflection of your biological age. Little bits of DNA called...
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SNPwatch: Too Short, Too Fast — A Genetic Variation Associated with Telomere Length

August 26, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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