New biological age test may help to predict Alzheimer’s onset

Written by Alice Weatherston

Until now, there has been no reliable test for evaluating the biological age of individuals, especially those over 60 who are at increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases. A new study from King’s College London (UK) however, has highlighted a particular gene signature that may help in predicting the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The findings were published in Genome Biology recently. The research team set out to define a set of genes that are associated with ‘healthy aging’ in a group of healthy 65 year old individuals. Each subject’s RNA was analyzed and the information collated was used to...

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