Telomerase therapy extends lifespan in a mouse model of progeria, a rare accelerated aging disease

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Ok, so would the next step with this be possible? Could it extend lifespan in a healthy individual?

WippitGuud

All they’ve proven here is that short telomeres, or a shortage of telomerase, is/are a major contributing factor to progeria. I still don’t think extending them is the answer we are searching for. Addressing stem cell exhaustion seems like a better target than trying to lengthen telomeres.

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