Telomere basics and why you should measure them with TeloMe
Telomeres are the protective DNA structures at the ends of chromosomes. Over time these protective structures shorten and degrade, and the overall length distribution becomes increasingly heterogeneous. Many research publications over the past two decades have shown that shortening telomeres are a red flag for declining overall health. However, there are two major caveats to consider when assessing any other information relevant to telomere length: 1) the technologies used in the vast majority of these studies measure only average telomere length, and, 2) some studies using these same technologies have produced contradictory results. The simple fact is that much remains unknown about telomere length and possible effects and influences. TeloMe's superior technologies will help advance the field past these many uncertainties.