Is it possible to artificially simulate telamores?


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Is it possible to create artificial enzymes that can simulate telamores? I read somewhere that nanocircle DNA made this potentially possible. I would think that this would be an extremely helpful addition to the anti-aging community. This makes me wonder if we could somehow create a system in which constant telamorace is being pumped in and replaced; could we also pair this with some sort of modification that would only target specific cells (for instance, avoid potentially cancerous cells)? Please, bear with me. I'm only a high school student; I haven't even took biology yet.
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It's a very timely question, just earlier this year a mouse was made that expresses extra telomerase after viral infection. The mouse's lifespan was extended by 24%:

First Gene Therapy Successful Against Aging-Associated Decline: Mouse Lifespan Extended Up to 24% With a Single Treatment
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Is it possible to create artificial enzymes that can simulate telamores? I read somewhere that nanocircle DNA made this potentially possible. I would think that this would be an extremely helpful addition to the anti-aging community. This makes me wonder if we could somehow create a system in which constant telamorace is being pumped in and replaced; could we also pair this with some sort of modification that would only target specific cells (for instance, avoid potentially cancerous cells)? Please, bear with me. I'm only a high school student; I haven't even took biology yet.
Potential Cancer cells? Almost every other cell can turn cancerous under the right conditions (or lack thereof).

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Is it possible to artificially simulate telamores?


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Potential Cancer cells? Almost every other cell can turn cancerous under the right conditions (or lack thereof).
As I said, please bare with my inexperience.


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