Scientists Know, How Long You Will Live

Spanish scientists have found that life expectancy depends on certain types of chromosomes. What are chromosomes? A chromosome is a special structure in the cell nucleus which contains genetic information. The basis of a chromosome is the DNA which provides storage, transfer and implementation of genetic information. The chromosome is distinguishable only during cell fission. Self-doubling and distribution of chromosomes in child cells transmits genetic information. The chromosome consists of two rod-like little bodies – chromatid. Chromosomes have a centromere, two telomeres and two shoulders. Centromere is a junction of…

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