Key points from article :
TERT is a subunit of the enzyme telomerase.
DNA methylation age is a biomarker of chronological age and predicts lifespan.
TERT locus has significant associations with epigenetic aging rates.
Therapies based on telomerase expression would be accompanied by continued aging.
Institute for Aging Research analyzed blood samples from nearly 10,000 people.
The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.