In addition to using genetic mapping to break the genetic code,there are other studies to determine how to conquer some diseases.
Telemeres are attached to the ends of all the chromosomes. They are protective bits of DNA. Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD has found links between shorter telomeres and risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancers, depression, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.
Research continues to find out how telomeres are so important at the cellular stage to prevent stress, aging and chronic diseases.