A Ribosomal DNA Epigenetic Clock is an Unexpectedly Accurate Measure of Age

“In practice, what is going to happen is that measures of aging and rejuvenation will be developed in parallel to the development of rejuvenation therapies.”

- Staff Reporter (Fight Aging)

Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age

“These ribosomal DNA changes are simply not measured by the methylation profiling everyone else is doing. They’ve filled in a blind spot.”

- Abby Olena (The Scientist)

Ribosomal DNA Methylation May Serve as Clock of Aging in Mammals

"Collectively, the ribosomal clock likely reflects conserved functions of the nucleolus during aging, can serve as a universal marker of aging, and could be deployed to aging and population studies in natural setting and wild organisms across a variety of species."

- Staff Reporter (Genome Web)

Scientists Discover a New Biological Clock

“If this clock is as connected to aging as this study claims, it could be a powerful way to test which factors from diet to chemical exposure speed up the process of biological aging, and which ones can slow it down.”

- Emma Betuel (Inverse)

New Aging Clock Accurately Predicts Biological Age

“This could be highly useful in combination with therapies that target the aging processes, as any changes in a patient’s biological age would be apparent and confirm that an approach has worked.”

- Steve Hill (Life Extension Advocacy Foundation)