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Gut microbiome predicts age with 4 year accuracy

It both affects and is affected by its host status


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The microbiome is communities of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes living in our gut.

Human gut microbiome both affects and is affected by its host status.

Particularly related to chronic age-related inflammation.

Could be used a biomarker that can calculate the age of a person within a few years.

Gut bacteria samples taken from 1165 healthy people aged between 20 and 90.

Machine learning system taught to recognize 95 species of bacteria.

After training with 90% of samples, remainder used to predict the age of participant.

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Alex Zhavoronkov

CEO of InSilico Medicine & Deep Longevity. CSO of Biogerontology Research Foundation

Insilico Medicine

Biotechnology company that uses artificial intelligence to develop new drugs and for aging research

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Biological Age