The Age of Telomeres and Getting It Just Right Not Too Long Not Too Short  Carol Greider PhD
Telomeres are dynamic structures at the ends of all chromosomes and if left unchecked can lead to diseases. When telomeres become too short people get age related degenerative diseases, however if telomeres are too long there is the risk of cancer. Carol Greider is focused on discovering just how it is that the cell maintains just the Right length to maintain chromosomes and mitigate against disease. #JHMBootCamp View more from the 2018 Science Writers' Boot Camp at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/institute_basic_biomedical_sciences/news_events/2018_The_Price_We_Pay.html