Beyond the association between shortened telomeres and the aging body, it is still unclear whether telomere length (TL) affects health, or is simply a by-product of aging.
Telome Health, Inc. (THINC), a biotechnology firm based in Menlo Park, CA has launched the beginning phase of a research study that will measure and analyze age-based average telomere lengths of Bay Area residents.
“People used to see aging as a rusting nail — there’s nothing you can do about it. But we now know that there are processes that are driving aging, and that those processes can be meddled with.” –Dr. Campisi (Buck Institute for Research on Aging).