Why do we need telomeres?

Why do we need telomeres?

Over the past 30 years we have learned a lot about telomeres, including what they are and where they are found. In this blog we will discuss why exactly we need telomeres and the important processes that they have a role in. What are telomeres made of? Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences found at the […]

15 Facts about RepeatDx to Celebrate our 15th Anniversary

RepeatDx 15th anniversary

RepeatDx was established in British Columbia, Canada in May 2005. Fifteen years on, as we celebrate our anniversary, we wanted to take a moment to share some quick telomere testing facts. RepeatDx telomere testing facts Dr Peter Lansdorp developed the Flow FISH telomere testing protocol RepeatDx was established as a spin-off from his lab at […]

What is a telomere biology disorder (or telomeropathy)?

What is Telomere Biology Disorder word cloud

There are multiple different terms for telomere biology disorders, here we explain what they are and what conditions they can encompass. Telomere biology disorders Telomere biology disorders (TBDs) are a complex set of conditions defined by genetic deficits affecting telomere maintenance and by the presence of very short telomeres. These disorders can also be referred […]

Research Update: Flow FISH vs MM-qPCR telomere testing

Here we discuss the key findings and conclusions from a recently published study ‘Comparison of flow FISH and MM-qPCR telomere length assessment techniques for the screening of telomeropathies’. Why test telomere length, and how? Telomere length testing is an important element in the diagnosis of dyskeratosis congenita (DC) and telomere biology disorders (TBDs) when assessing […]

What is Flow FISH telomere testing?

Flow FISH telomere testing is a well-established process used for determining telomere length. In this blog we explore how it works and what the results can show us… What is Flow FISH and how does it work? Flow FISH is a telomere measurement technique that combines the use of fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with […]