Telomeres - protective caps at the ends of human chromosome - has now been linked to infertility among men in their reproductive age group.
A day after TOI reported how a blood test will soon be available for Indians to gauge their telomere length - the best indicators of biological age as against chronological age - doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) report that they have found telomere length among infertile men "significantly shorter" than their fertile counterparts.
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