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Protective pieces of DNA at the ends of chromosomes, which shorten every time a cell divides and copies its genetic information.

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Noncoding DNA sequence may play a role in ageing and cancer 2 August 2021 News
Genome-wide evidence of the importance of unusual DNA structures 5 July 2021 News
Book Review: Rebel Cell – Cancer, evolution and the science of life 21 June 2021 Review
Stem cells protect chromosome ends to prevent ageing 30 November 2020 News
Low oxygen in womb may harm fertility of future daughters 1 April 2019 News
New DNA structure found in human cells 30 April 2018 News
Space alters gene expression suggests NASA twins study 19 March 2018 News
Book Review: The Telomere Effect - A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer 5 February 2018 Review
Gene conferring long-life identified in US Amish community 20 November 2017 News
Little exercise and sedentary lifestyle ages DNA 23 January 2017 News
Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA mismatch may impact ageing 11 July 2016 News
Living in a high-crime area ages your cells 29 June 2015 News
Human cells have their clock put back 9 February 2015 News
Mediterranean diet protects against DNA ageing 8 December 2014 News
Sugar rush: cell ageing sped up by fizzy pop 20 October 2014 News
Holding back the telomeres: stand up for healthier DNA 8 September 2014 News
Violence at home can 'scar' children's DNA 23 June 2014 News
Tests on world's oldest woman reveal 'stem cell exhaustion' and hundreds of genetic mutations 28 April 2014 News
DNA ages faster in disadvantaged boys 14 April 2014 News
Event Review: End to End - Telomeres and Ageing 25 November 2013 Review
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