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How Concerned Should We Be About GMO’s?

What exactly are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s)? Are they safe enough to ingest? A genetically modified organism is defined as one whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques (genetic material that has been manipulated in a laboratory). It’s basically taking genes from one species and forcing them ...

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Telomeres and the Aging Process – Part II

Last week, we looked at telomeres and their connection with health and aging. When telomeres are shortened or damaged, cells can age and die more quickly. What, if anything, can we do about it? Contrary to popular belief, genetics are not written in stone. They can be influenced by several ...

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Telomeres and the Aging Process – Part I

Most of us have heard of DNA and chromosomes. But have you heard of telomeres? Here’s a quick biology review: (1) Each cell in our body contains a nucleus. Within that nucleus are chromosomes. (2) Chromosomes contain DNA. Telomeres are lengths of DNA on the ends of chromosomes. (3) The ...

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