Science & Tech

Every day, new innovations in technology and aging make the news. Whether it’s the way the science of epigenetics is redefining how and why we age or how big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are taking the customer experience to the next level. This is where I share the disruptive new inventions that are helping us to live longer, healthier lives.

Life Insurance Industry & Epigenetics

By Jon Sabes

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 […]

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SCIENCE & TECH NEWS AND POPULAR ARTICLES ON HEALTH, AGING, INSURTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP – WEEK OF 6/18/2018

By Jon Sabes

Sorry for the absence in posts…. I had a number of personal and business distractions. NYTimes: Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks? Finding new cousins and relatives has never been more fun. But finding a new father or mother? That may be interesting for some, unsettling for others. CNBC.com: 5 biggest risks of […]

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SCIENCE & TECH NEWS AND POPULAR ARTICLES ON HEALTH, AGING, INSURTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP – WEEK OF 5/20/2018

By Jon Sabes

The Atlantic: Identical twins hint at how environments change gene expression This is an amazing article that provides and in-depth discussion on the difference between genetics and epigenetics.  By looking at twins who share an identical genetic code, we witness how our our genes don’t explain everything about who we become.  Dr. Steve Horvath is […]

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SCIENCE & TECH NEWS AND POPULAR ARTICLES ON HEALTH, AGING, INSURTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP – WEEK OF 4/27/2018

By Jon Sabes

 Stanford research: Your immune system is in charge of how quickly you age https://theoutline.com/post/4288/stanford-immune-system-epigenetics-aging-cancer-autoimmune-diabetes-research?zd=1&zi=yphnezcx We’ve known for years that a person’s environment affects their body and health. On a basic level, the pathogens and viruses a person encounters, the drugs and antibiotics they take, as well as their diet, geographical location, exercise, or smoking habits […]

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SCIENCE & TECH NEWS AND POPULAR ARTICLES ON HEALTH, AGING, INSURTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP – WEEK OF 4/20/2018

By Jon Sabes

Epigenetics and Insurtech Roundup 4-20-2018: Japanese University study finds that enduring cold temperatures alters fat cell epigenetics https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-cold-temperatures-fat-cell-epigenetics.html  This is why people in Minnesota have thick skin! In all seriousness, what science is saying is further proof that your environment alters your genetic expression.  The body of scientific evidence continues to build.  DNA Methylation and […]

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SCIENCE & TECH NEWS AND POPULAR ARTICLES ON HEALTH, AGING, INSURTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP – WEEK OF 3/31/20189

By Jon Sabes

A new installment on the website, and hopefully a regular, is a roundup of some news on epigenetics and insurtech.  There is a tremendous amount of activity in the fields of molecular biology and insurance, its challenging to keep up.  So here is some recent news, curated for your enjoyment!  AI-Enabled Wearable Tech Could Help […]

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NYT: Genetics & Race

By Jon Sabes

In the New York Times today, Dr. David Reich writes a fascinating essay on the relationship between genetics and race.  The article is both wonderfully insightful on the many challenges we face with the continuing “onslaught of science.”  In this essay, Dr. Reich deals with the social issues and distinctions among us that we fumble […]

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NYT: You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t.

By Jon Sabes

In the recent New York Times article entitled: You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t, author Carl Zimmer discusses a recent Study of how the human genome (nature) and the environment (nuture) work together to shape not only who we are, but who we become.  The Study referenced in the article […]

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Your DNA is NOT Your Destiny

By Jon Sabes

Watch this video, and after, ask yourself, who is controlling who? Your DNA is the permanent code you are born with, the code you inherit from your parents.  This code is made up of the totality of your parents experience.  And your parents genetic experience includes the totality of their parents experience, and so-on and […]

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Epigenetics: Best Video Ever

By Jon Sabes

Learn the difference between Genetics and Epigenetics from the coolest video ever. The graphics contained in this video depict the most amazing thing that occurs to make you who you are! What you are about to see is so wild, its feels like science fiction, only its not.  Enjoy!

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