Telomeric Regions of the Human Genome

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Telomeres form caps on the ends of chromosomes that prevent fusion of chromosomal ends and provide genomic stability. During gametogenesis, reprogramming of the germ cells leads to elongation of telomeres up to their species-specific maximum. In normal somatic cells, telomeres are progressively shortened with every cell division. This shortening in normal human cells limits the number of […]