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New, highly precise ‘clock’ can measure biological age – Science Daily

Scientists have developed a method that can determine an organism’s biological age with unprecedented precision. Researchers expect new insights into how the environment,…

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Using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans, researchers at the University of Cologne have developed an ‘aging clock’ that reads the biological age of an organism directly from its gene expression, the transcriptome. Bioinformatician David Meyer and geneticist Professor Dr Björn Schumacher, director of the Institute for Genome Stability in Aging and Disease at the CECAD Cluster of Excellence in Aging Research and the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), describe their so-called BiT…

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