Telomere shortening

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A telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from fusion with neighboring chromosomes. As humans age, telomeres shorten. This process is hastened by stress and disease.

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