Gerontology & Geriatrics

Bolstering the reliability of epigenetic clocks

Epigenetic clocks are powerful biomarkers based on DNA methylation that were developed to track aging in population studies, clinical trials, and personal health applications. Intended to measure biological age, they strongly ...

Medical research

Your liver is just under three years old

The liver is an essential organ that takes care of clearing toxins in our bodies. Because it constantly deals with toxic substances, it is likely to be regularly injured. To overcome this, the liver has a unique capacity ...

Genetics

Epigenetic 'age' predicts cognitive function

Epigenetic markers of cognitive aging can predict performance on cognitive tests later in life, according to a study published in the journal Aging.

Oncology & Cancer

Accelerated biological aging may cause bowel cancer

Scientists have shown how accelerated biological aging measured by an epigenetic clock may increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to a report published today in eLife.

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