Technology & Aging

People are quietly making huge advances is the fresh frontier of epigenetics, the study of how your genes change over your lifetime based on how much you exercise, sleep habits, what you eat, and a great deal of other things. This is where I keep everyone up to date on the latest innovations in this remarkable field.

The Horvath Clock Enters Popular Culture

By Jon Sabes / September 27, 2019

The recent research study reporting that scientists found the scent to the fountain of youth brought international press and attention to a study that included Dr. Steve Horvath.  The relatively small study reported that individuals who were fed a human growth hormone cocktail for over a year demonstrated a reversal in the biological aging—in other words, […]

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The Fountain of Youth Discovered? Maybe a Trickle

By Jon Sabes / September 25, 2019

Maybe you missed it, but last week was a big week in the news of technology and the science of aging. A small study conducted by a team of researchers that included Dr. Steve Horvath reported that individuals who were fed a human growth hormone cocktail for over a year demonstrated a reversal in biological aging—in […]

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Creating Three Headed Planaria Flatworms w/o Genetic Alteration

By Jon Sabes / March 13, 2019

Bioelectric Man Are you ready to have your mind blown? Thanks to the recent post by Josh Mittledorf, I became aware of a recent lecture presentation given by Prof. Michael Levin (Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University) about his research into the bioelectric mechanisms that establish a whole new realm of biological determinism. This science […]

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Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of December 3, 2018

By jonsabes / December 12, 2018

Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of December 3, 2018   Cancer DNA binds to gold. That could lead to new cancer blood test This is a truly amazing research article that provides insight into things to come! I spoke with several leading researchers on this topic and they agreed that the process/results make sense and […]

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Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of November 12, 2018

By jonsabes / December 2, 2018

Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of November 12, 2018 The new frontiers of epigenetics https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/opinion–the-new-frontiers-of-epigenetics-65076 Methylation-based cancer early detection shows promise in preliminary trials https://www.genomeweb.com/liquid-biopsy/methylation-based-cancer-early-detection-method-shows-promise-preliminary-studies DNA methylation changes uncovered in undernourished children https://www.genomeweb.com/epigenetics-research/dna-methylation-changes-uncovered-undernourished-children The Internet of Bodies is Here. Are Courts and Regulators Ready? https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-internet-of-bodies-is-here-are-courts-and-regulators-ready-1542039566 Detecting Cancer Earlier from Blood Tests Made Possible by AI […]

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Dr. Morgan Levine: You have two ages. It matters

By jonsabes / November 30, 2018

I have the pleasure of working with Dr. Morgan Levine, one of the world’s leading researchers in biological aging.  And now thanks to a report from  CNN you can have insights into her work.  WATCH CNN VIDEO HERE. Dr. Levine published a seminal research paper in 2018 entitled “An epigenetic biomarker of aging for lifespan and […]

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Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of November 12, 2018

By jonsabes / November 19, 2018

Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of November 12, 2018 Jon Sabes on the SpotOn Insurance Podcast: The Science of Epigenetics and Life Insurance http://spotoninsurance.com/podcast/science-epigenetics-life-insurance/ The new frontiers of epigenetics https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/opinion–the-new-frontiers-of-epigenetics-65076 Methylation-based cancer early detection shows promise in preliminary trials https://www.genomeweb.com/liquid-biopsy/methylation-based-cancer-early-detection-method-shows-promise-preliminary-studies DNA methylation changes uncovered in undernourished children https://www.genomeweb.com/epigenetics-research/dna-methylation-changes-uncovered-undernourished-children The Internet of Bodies is Here. Are […]

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DNA Methylation: Timekeeper of Biological Age

By jonsabes / November 11, 2018

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 […]

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Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of November 5, 2018

By jonsabes / November 11, 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 […]

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Epigenetic and Insurtech Update, Week of October 29, 2018

By jonsabes / November 4, 2018

Ring-Shaped Protein Complex Wrangles DNA 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 […]

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