A Telomere Primer

I just stumbled on a great little primer on telomeres titled “Are Telomeres the Key to Aging and Cancer?” from Learn Genetics from The University of Utah

One thing I really like about this primer is it acknowledges that not all aging can be directly correlated to telomeres. Sometimes we get so excited about telomeres that we forget there are clearly other factors involved in the aging process.

Unfortunately however, a picture is worth a thousand words, and there are too few pictures to really help you grasp what telomeres are, and why they are important to cell health and the aging process.