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Long-Term Stress May Chip Away at the Ends of Chromosomes

Science  03 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5702, pp. 1666
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5702.1666b

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In a report published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, investigators conclude that the harried mothers of chronically ill children show more cellular aging, as evidenced by shortened chromosomal tips, than do mothers of healthy children.

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