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The power to reduce the length of telomeres. Sub-power of DNA Manipulation. Opposite to Telomere Regeneration.

Also Called

  • Telomere Shortening

Capabilities

The user is able to reduce the length of telomeres, either their own or others. Telomeres are a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromatid, protecting the DNA fragments; they grow shorter as cell division occurs, an indication of the person getting older. By shortening the telomeres, one can reduce the lifespan of themselves or others.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • May only be able to manipulate either their own telomeres or others', not both at the same time.

Known Users

  • Para-Medic/Dr. Clark (Metal Gear); via genetic engineering

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