Extending telomeres reverses ageing in human skin cells: Study

January 25, 2015 8:45 AM

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Extending telomeres reverses ageing in human skin cells: Study

Washington: A new technique can increase the length of human telomeres quickly and efficiently, promising to reverse the ageing process and paving the way for treatment of highly debilitating genetic diseases, scientists say.

Treated cells behave as if they are much younger than untreated cells, multiplying with abandon in the laboratory dish rather than stagnating or dying.

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