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Science Talk: Longevity Tied to Genes That Preserve Tips of Chromosomes

November 11, 2009 — A team led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found a clear link between living to 100 and inheriting a hyperactive version of an enzyme that rebuilds telomeres — the tip ends of chromosomes. The findings appear in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. See accompanying release (November 11, 2009)
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