What is a telomere test?
A telomere test is a blood test designed to measure a person's biological age.
Benefits of Telomere Testing
A telomere test may provide insights that lead to better health and a longer life.
A list of telomere testing companies.
Interpreting the Test Results
Telomere tests are relatively new and in the early stages of discovery.
Criticism, Controversy & Ethics
Telomere testing raises many legal, ethical and personal questions.
What are telomeres?
Telomeres are structures located at the ends of chromosomes that protect genetic material during cell division.
Telomeres & Aging
Scientists speculate that as telomeres get shorter the signs of aging, such as gray hair and wrinkles, become more apparent.
Telomerase is an enzyme that counters telomere shortening by providing DNA to rebuild telomeres.
Telomeres & Cancer
Cancer cells are able to continually rebuild their telomeres after each division.
The research and discoveries relating to telomeres were recognized with the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009.
Research & Studies
Researchers across the world are trying to figure out how telomeres work and what can be done to harness their power.
News & Information
Media coverage of telomeres and other useful resources.