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DNA methylation GrimAge strongly predicts lifespan and healthspan

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DNA methylation GrimAge strongly predicts lifespan and healthspan

The Grim Reaper arrives for each of us eventually -- wouldn't it be nice to know when? Now UCLA researchers have developed a new tool to help you plan ahead for your date with the Angel of Death

IMAGE: Ake Lu and Steve Horvath from the Department of Human Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine University of California Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif. view more

Credit: Elaine Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Officer, UCLA Health / David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

The Grim Reaper arrives for each of us eventually--wouldn't it be nice to know when? Now UCLA researchers have developed a new tool to help you plan ahead for your date with the Angel of Death.

Named after the grim reaper, the biomarker known as DNA methylation GrimAge, allows one to predict lifespan and healthspan, and ...

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