Age related diseases associated with 'biological age'

A molecular signature in blood informs of the risk of developing age related diseases.
15 September 2015
Presented by Jo Kerr

Blood sample tubes

Tubes of blood for a blood test


Early intervention is likely to be critical for preventing many age-related diseases; but detecting these diseases at a sufficiently early stage to make a difference is often problematic. Now this may be about to change, because scientists in the UK have identified a molecular signature present in our cells that corresponds to our biological age - in other words, how well "lived in" our bodies are. Joanna Kerr spoke with researcher James Timmons to hear how it works...


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