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 some substantial caveats to consider when assessing these studies and any other information relevant to telomere length.

The simple fact is that much remains unknown about telomere length and possible effects and influences. TeloMe's superior technologies provide more information than just average telomere length, and will help advance the field past these many uncertainties.


[1] The telomerase activator TA-65 elongates short telomeres and increases health span of adult/old mice without increasing cancer incidence. Bernardes de Jesus B, Schneeberger K, Vera E, Tejera A, Harley CB, Blasco MA. Aging Cell, 2011 Aug;10(4):604-21. Epub 2011 Apr 14.