Telomere Madness

Daily Scan recently wrote about Telome Health, a company launched by Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, and its new telomere test that purports to measure the length of people's telomeres to give them insight on their general health. Now, reports The New York Times' Andrew Pollack, several companies are getting into the telomere-health act by offering various tests that measure these bits of DNA.

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