Welcome to your chromosomes, come and have a closer look at the ends. Bill Andrews President and CEO of Sierra Sciences will walk us through what telomeres are and what telomerase is. We will learn about the Hayflick limit and how this limit on cellular division might effect you, explore methods for measuring your telomeres and get a general understanding of cell senescence. We will learn how to keep our telomeres longer and what increases the rate of shorter telomeres. Bill will discuss his new book, Bill Andrews on Telomere Basics: Curing Aging, and a recent movie about he and Aubrey de Grey called The Immortalists. Bill states that "telomerase is an enzyme encoded by the hTert gene with protein and RNA components". Sound interesting? Extraordinary things are happening in your body, come and find out.