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How telomeres can predict lifespanTelomeres are caps at the end of chromosomes, and the length of these caps may provide a hint at how long someone will live. Using 99 zebra finches, a small bird also popular as a pet, a team of researchers in the UK measured the lengths of the telomeres found in the birds’ red blood cells over the course of their lives.

How telomeres can predict lifespan
Telomeres are caps at the end of chromosomes, and the length of these caps may provide a hint at how long someone will live. Using 99 zebra finches, a small bird also popular as a pet, a team of researchers in the UK measured the lengths of the telomeres found in the birds’ red blood cells over the course of their lives.

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    I thought this was proven to be wrong or something? And it was mtDNA that decided aging. Oh I don’t know.
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    my telomeres are a mile long
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    Do I want to know how long I will live?
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