Team Telomere, in collaboration with RepeatDx, have just launched a brand-new video explaining telomere biology disorders. We are very pleased to be able to share with you the new Team Telomere video launched this week! The video runs through what telomeres are, what causes telomere biology disorders, what the symptoms can be and how they […]
RepeatDx offers both 2- and 6-panel telomere length analysis tests, here we’ll take a look at the differences and what you should consider when determining which test to order. Telomere length analysis has emerged as an important diagnostic and screening tool for a range of telomere maintenance conditions including: Dyskeratosis congenita Pulmonary fibrosis Bone marrow […]
Members of the RepeatDx team will be attending CYTO 2019 – 34th Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry in Vancouver BC, June 22-26, 2019.
Find out more about Dyskeratosis Congenita and Telomere Biology Disorders; what causes them, why the symptoms can vary and the importance of an accurate diagnosis. What is Dyskeratosis Congenita? Dyskeratosis Congenita (DC) is an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome that develops as a result of defective telomere maintenance. DC is therefore classed as a telomere […]
Editorial Interstitial Lung Disease by Samantha J. Merck and Mary Armanios October 28, 2016. Over the past decade, it has become evident that abnormally short telomeres are a causal risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis in a large subset of patients. Mutations in the genes that code for the telomerase enzyme essential components are the most […]
Editorial in NEJM by Peter Lansdorp, M.D., Ph.D. May 19, 2016 In a study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, Townsley et al. found that patients with diseases that are thought to result from defective telomere maintenance benefit from treatment with androgenic anabolic steroids.1 All 12 of the patients they examined had normalization […]
Visit the Dyskeratosis Congenita Outreach at booth 2012 to learn more about Telomere Biology Disorders.
“The large-scale genetic study, conducted at the University of Chicago Medical Center, looked at the link between telomere length and risk for five common cancers. No significant associations between telomere length and other cancer types or subtypes were observed.” The findings were published in Human Molecular Genetics in July, 2015. Read more