Talk:Telomere

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Histone Modifications in Telomeres[edit]

I removed this section from the main wikipedia page because it is likely only of interest to specialists (maybe just the author shilling their own work?) and the article is already too sprawling and hard to read.

The telomeres of human cells have been found to have a unique histone modification pattern, with the most enriched modifications being H2BK5me1 and H3K3me3 and the least enriched modifications being H3K36me3 and H3K9me3 [1]

Section too technical?[edit]

There is a Wikipedia notification for the "Human telomeres, cancer and ALT (Alternative lengthening of telomeres)" section, saying it is too technical. I am in high school biology, and found this section of the article to be exactly what I am looking for. If you have even the slightest background in Biology (which you probably would when reading this article), or are willing to look up some of the other terms, you should be fine. Just like with anything else. This is not nearly as technical as it could be. I suggest removing this notification. 199.126.128.121 (talk) 05:31, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

I agree, and no one has objected so lets remove the notification. - Rod57 (talk) 00:12, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

I agree it is not too technical but it is poorly written. The first sentence begins; "Malignant cells that bypass this arrest become immortalized ......" But" ..this arrest.." is not preceded by any explanation of, or reference to, an "arrest": so now the reader is wondering what they missed. I went back through the article and if there is a previous reference to an "arrest" I couldn't find it. This is just plain bad writing. then the author resorts to cutesy quotes; "but DNA polymerase can only "backfill" deoxyribonucleotides if there is already DNA "upstream". More bad writing. Why are "backfill" and "upstream" in quotes?99.102.187.153 (talk) 12:34, 6 August 2015 (UTC)tim

Needs restructuring and or splitting[edit]

Some duplication of content. Could split out some into telomeres and cancer ? - Rod57 (talk) 00:22, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

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