10/21/2013 5:58:21 AM
A team of scientists from UCLA have discovered a new biological clock with the potential to measure the age of human tissue. Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and of biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health used methylation, a natural process by which DNA are altered over time, to develop an “epigenetic clock” that analyze the effects of age on tissue.
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