LINK: "This novel epigenetic clock can be used to address a host of questions in developmental biology, cancer and aging research."

post by fortyeridania · 2013-10-22T07:59:30.855Z · score: 4 (9 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 3 comments

The paper is called DNA methylation age and human tissues and cell types and it's from Genome Biology. Here is a Nature article based on the paper.

I have submitted this to LW because of its relevance to the measurement of aging and, hence, to life extension. Here is a bit from the Nature piece:

"Ageing is a major health problem, and interestingly there are really no objective measures of aging, other than a verified birth date," says Darryl Shibata, a pathologist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. "Studies like this one provide important new efforts to increase the rigour of human aging studies."

Note: The discrepancy in spelling ("ageing" vs. "aging") is in the original.


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comment by Dreaded_Anomaly · 2013-10-24T15:08:16.319Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Note: The discrepancy in spelling ("ageing" vs. "aging") is in the original.

To indicate this more concisely, you can put [sic] after "Ageing" in the quote.

comment by fortyeridania · 2013-11-02T06:26:03.968Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

True. I wasn't sure which instance to put "[sic]" after.

comment by JoshuaZ · 2013-10-22T23:55:06.856Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

This might be better received in the open thread, although I agree that this looks interesting enough that it isn't unreasonable to include it here. I'm not sure why it has been downvoted so much.