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Word of the Day — July 12, 2012

July 12, 2012 - Scott Viau
Telomere — TEL-ah-MAIR — a compound structure at the end of a chromosome

Example: "An article in The Week magazine on a 'Plus for Old Dads' stated from a recent study that 'as men age, their sperm develops longer telomeres — the genetic material at the tips of chromosomes that helps protect against cell damage; these longer telomeres , linked to slower cell aging and a decreased risk of diseases like cancer, are passed directly on to a man's children and often even to grandchildren.'"

 
 

 

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