Telomeres: Telomere Shortening

Description Format Source References Examples

Description

Telomere length (ratio) and years since their child's diagnosis with chronic illness.

Format

A data frame with 39 observations on the following 2 variables.

years

a numeric vector

telomere.length

a numeric vector

Source

Epel, E.S., E.H. Blackburn, J. Lin, F.S. Dhabhar, N.E. Adler, J.D. Morrow, and R.M. Cawthon. 2004. Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 101: 17312-17315.

References

http://www.pnas.org/content/101/49/17312

Examples

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xyplot(years ~ telomere.length, Telomeres,
  xlab = "Time since diagnosis (years)",
  ylab = "Telomere length (ratio)"
)


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