Telomere Research

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Senior couple reading newspaper while eating breakfast. Telomere research may uncover the secrets to living longer.

Yale Medicine is conducting research that may help uncover the secrets to living longer. Yale Medicine pathologist Sandy Chang, MD, PhD, leads research into telomeres, which are made of repeating nucleotide sequences and form a protective cap at the end of chromosomes. In his lab, Chang is exploring the role that telomeres play in how we age and how cancer spreads. The research could lead to a new understanding of both.