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Telomeres and cell death, Jim Kent

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Interviewee: Jim Kent. Jim Kent talks about telomeres and cell death. (DNAi Location: Genome > Tour > Genome FISHing > Telomeres > What is Telomere)
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There's things on the ends actually, called telomeres, which curiously get a little bit shorter each time a cell divides. And some people think this may be actually the limiting step. So you can only live so long. You know, when you get to the end of your telomere, that's it. The cell, it dies. And, it turns out that the telomere can be regenerated as well, so it's not as clear-cut as that.
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chromosome replication,jim kent,telomeres,dnai,telomere,cell death,interviewee,little bit,fishing
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