Telomeres: controlling aging or just a biomarker? | Elissa Epel

Parent Episode: Dr. Elissa Epel on Telomeres and the Role of Stress Biology in Cellular Aging

A cell's finite capacity to divide – a phenomenon known as replicative senescence – is an intrinsic feature of the body's cells and fundamental to the aging process. Telomeres in most human cells shorten during aging, suggesting that it is both a cause and a biomarker of aging. In this clip, Dr. Elissa Epel explains how new research using Mendelian randomization techniques is providing insights into the dual nature of telomeres.

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