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How telomeres protect cells from premature senescence

06:50 EDT 30 Jun 2017 | Science Daily

Researchers have further uncovered the secrets of telomeres, the caps that protect the ends of our chromosomes. They discovered that an RNA molecule called TERRA helps to ensure that very short (or broken) telomeres get fixed again. The work provides new insights into cellular processes that regulate cell senescence and survival in aging and cancer.

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