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Aging Cell. 2006 Dec;5(6):577-8. Epub 2006 Nov 1.

Short telomeres: cause or consequence of aging?

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Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78245, USA.


Questions about mechanisms, about the direction of causality, and about cellular heterogeneity complicate interpretation of claims associating short telomeres with adverse health outcomes.

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