If you ask a friendly astrophysicist his opinion on something that he really hasn’t thought much about, he is going to regurgitate common knowledge
Just a brief video showing an illustration of how telomerase works. I don’t believe there is an “End replication problem” as such because you want the non-stem cell ends to erode in the less valuable, differentiated and mortal cells. They are like drone bees that last months, unlike the queen bee stem cells which last years
Click to watch this a seven-minute video explaining the basics of telomere biology
Thank you to The Royal Institution for contacting me via Twitter.
They posted a this very clear video about telomerase on December 5th, 2013