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