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So as I understand it telomeres shorten as you age. Working under that assumption.. let's say you were investigating a crime and there was some DNA evidence that had been left behind. Could you determine the age of the DNA owner by looking at the telomere length?


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  • $\begingroup$ Not that easy. Depends on the cell type that you have. Different cell types have different telomere lengths. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Mar 16 '16 at 7:01

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