Telomeres and Aging

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Genes are found inside the nucleus of cells in the human body inside tightly bound strands of DNA Telomeres are also essentially some form of DNA and they are found at the end of a chromosome to be exact The main function of telomeres has been traced to the protection of vital genetic data This data is believed to include information about genes which indicate how long we will live and how vulnerable we are to certain diseases and infections Telomeres enable certain cells to reproduce