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Telomeres

Taking the measure

Telomeres — the tips of chromosomes — need to be preserved, and this involves replenishing telomeric DNA when it has been eroded. But telomeres must not become too long, and one aspect of length control is now revealed.

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Figure 1: Model for telomere length control.

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Lundblad, V. Taking the measure. Nature 423, 926–927 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/423926a

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