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Telomeres Do Not Translate Into A Younger Biologic Age


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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.

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Boston University

Private research university in Boston, Massachusetts

Douglas P. Kiel

Director of Medical Research, Senior Scientist, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research.

Hebrew SeniorLife

Senior living communities and Harvard Medical School-affiliated senior health care services.

Nature Communications

Journal covering all topics in physics, chemistry, and biology

Stanford University

Private research university, one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Public land-grant research university

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