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Items Tagged ‘short telomere syndrome’

March 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Patient’s premature aging symptoms tied to shorter DNA strands

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

At only 27-years-old, Morgan Cook recalls the days when she had an abundant amount of energy. “I would lift weights. I would do cardio. I would – you name it, I would do it. I was a lot more active,” says Cook. “I felt like I was able to do more things with friends. I […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, genetic counseling, genetic testing, genetics, Mrinal Patnaik, rare disease, short telomere syndrome


March 28, 2019 · Leave a Comment

When the shoelaces fray: short telomere syndromes

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Article by Barbara Toman Unlike gray hair, one of the most significant signs of aging is invisible to the naked eye. Deep inside cells, at the tips of thread-like chromosomes, structures known as telomeres protect chromosomes from deterioration—a bit like the way caps at the ends of shoelaces prevent fraying. Telomeres naturally shorten as people […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, genetics, Mrinal Patnaik, short telomere syndrome


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