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DNA Methylation: Timekeeper of Biological Age

This recorded webinar on biological aging was published on June 1, 2018 and given by Dr. Steve Horvath.  Cellular senescence, telomere shortening, and changes in gene expression have been well documented to contribute to the aging process. Recently, researchers have found that epigenetic changes, such as the presence of methyl groups in close proximity to CpG dinucleotides located near a gene’s promoter, correlate with age. Technological advances, including microarray analysis and next-generation sequencing, have clarified the relationship between DNA methylation and aging, to the point that such phenomena may even be used to predict one’s chronological age. For a...

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Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of November 5, 2018

Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of November 5, 2018 The key to a long life has little to do with ‘good genes’  WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/the-key-to-a-long-life-has-little-to-do-with-good-genes/ How Dad’s Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring – Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-dads-stresses-get-passed-along-to-offspring/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits Jon Sabes on Bloomberg Radio: YouSurance Uses Epigenetics to Predict Life Expectancy https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2018-11-06/yousurance-uses-epigenetics-to-predict-life-expectancy-radio The Key to a Long Life Has Little to Do with ‘Good Genes’ https://www.wired.com/story/the-key-to-a-long-life-has-little-to-do-with-good-genes/ Being Fit May Be as Good for You as Not Smoking https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/well/move/being-fit-may-be-as-good-for-you-as-not-smoking.html DNA evidence could soon tell cops your age, whether you smoke, and what you ate for breakfast https://www.popsci.com/dna-crime-scene-epigenetics#page-2 Gene signature discovery may predict response to...

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Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of October 29, 2018

Ring-Shaped Protein Complex Wrangles DNA https://scienmag.com/ring-shaped-protein-complex-wrangles-dna/ DNA sequencing giant Illumina just bought rival Pac Bio for $1.2 billion — here’s why https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/illumina-buys-pacific-biosciences-for-1point2-billion-why.html   Reset Your DNA to Slow the Clock https://medium.com/neodotlife/reset-your-dna-to-slow-the-clock-cd6df91b1b15   Studies raise questions over how epigenetic information is inherited https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181029230458.htm   20 Minutes With: Color Genomics CEO Othman Laraki https://www.barrons.com/articles/20-minutes-with-color-genomics-ceo-othman-laraki-1540849347   Regulators just gave DNA-testing startup 23andMe the go-ahead to offer a health product that scientists have called dubious https://www.businessinsider.com/23andme-gets-approval-tests-gauge-response-to-antidepressants-other-medications-2018-10   23andMe’s genetic test for how you’ll react to medication is ahead of its time https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/2/18055544/23andme-fda-approval-pharmacogenetic-testing-drugs-health-science   Insurtech unicorns drive insurance tech funding in Q3: CB Insights...

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Jordon Peterson – Listen

I have been following Jordon Peterson for a while and really appreciate his articulation of complex ideas and thoughts on how we work as humans and in a society. While I appreciate Jordon’s book, 12 Rules for Life, it is no substitute to listening to the man talk and verbal process. On that front, Jordan’s conversation with Joe Rogan was really interesting and worth a listen.  There are some great ideas discussed in this podcast and I appreciate how Joe attempts to unbundle the mischaracterization of Jordon in the media. And for those just getting going in your career...

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Life Insurance Industry & Epigenetics

This summer Dr. Daniel Zimmerman, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Director for Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) – one the largest life reinsurance companies in the world – published an article and webinar on the “Fast -Growing field of Epigenetics.” Dr. Zimmerman does an excellent job explaining the basis of genetics vs. epigenetics – and how epigenetics is a promising technology for the life insurance industry.  When you get to minute 33:00 on the webinar, you are hearing about the baseline technology that my company licensed from UCLA for the global life insurance industry – and you can get a...

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Creativity is only limited by our imagination and willingness to work towards its realization - resident artist in business. I serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq: GWGH

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