fbpx
Tag

Telomeres

Browsing

Key Takeaways Your genetic information is stored in genes, which are bundled tightly into chromosomes that are stored in every cell’s nucleus. The end fragments of each chromosome are called telomeres. Their primary function is to protect the genetic information in the chromosomes from instability.With each cell division, part of the telomere is lost. When a telomere’s length becomes critically short, its cell dies via apoptosis (programmed cell death)There is a clear link between short…