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SCIENCE & TECH NEWS AND POPULAR ARTICLES ON HEALTH, AGING, INSURTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP – WEEK OF 11/5/2018

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 […]

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

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

 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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New York Regulator Seeks Details From Life Insurers Using Algorithms to Issue Policies

The Wall Street Journal reported that the New York Department of Insurance sent a letter to insurers requesting more information about the evolving practices being used to underwrite and issue life insurance.   The letter comes as life insurance companies have been grappling with how to get away from traditional methods of medical evidenced based

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Willis Towers Watson Insurtech Briefing: Why InsurTech? A Pressured Insurance Value Chain

From Willis Towers Watston Quarterly Insurtech Briefing: The Quarterly InsurTech Briefing Q1 2017 is out from Willis Towers Watson.  In the introduction, Rafal Walkiewicz, Chief Executive Officer of Willis Towers Watson Securities writes: Many market participants want to embrace the InsurTech revolution but continue to struggle with determining how to successfully monetize industry changes, at least in the short term. Should

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PBS NewS Hour: Insurtech Epigenetic Life Insurance Company Begins Testing

PBS News Hour picked up the story written by Rebecca Robbins at StatNews about how we are working to change the life insurance industry. While I can do without the macabre headline graphic (life, death & science is beautiful, not ghastly), the story does a great job on highlighting change that is occurring within the

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ReFocus2017 Insurtech Genie is Out of the Bottle

At the 11th annual global ReFocus2017 Conference, a panel of senior-level life insurance and reinsurance executives, jointly sponsored by the American Council of Life Insurers and the Society of Actuaries, discussed the impact of genetic and genomic testing on life insurance underwriting. After Day 1 where conference attendees were treated to a keynote speaker Dr. J. Craig Venter who spoke

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Huffington Post: Genomic Technology May Turn GWG Life Into an Insurtech Disrupter

Last week we received a very nice article published in The Huffington Post: Genomic Technology May Turn GWG Life Into an Insurtech Disrupter.  The author picked up our story about our use of Dr. Horvath’s Mortality Predictive Technology stating: One Minneapolis insurance executive — Jon Sabes of Minneapolis-based GWG Holdings (GWGH) — thinks he has the key

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