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Study: Stress Linked to Chromosome Damage, Aging

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Study: Stress Linked to Chromosome Damage, Aging

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Study: Stress Linked to Chromosome Damage, Aging

Study: Stress Linked to Chromosome Damage, Aging

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NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Rob Stein of The Washington Post about a new study that helps explain the link between stress and aging. Scientists believe stress shortens the tips of chromosomes in human cells, hastening the process of aging.

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