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Epigenetic Clocks Help to Find Anti-Aging Treatments | Steve Horvath | TEDxBerkeley

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September 21, 2020




Steve Horvath is a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Horvath had a lifelong interest in solving an important problem in aging research: how do we measure aging? In 2011 Horvath and his collaborators at UCLA described the first age estimation method (epigenetic clock) for saliva based on chemical modifications of the DNA molecule known as DNA methylation. Two years later Horvath published an age estimator that applies to all tissues and cells of the human body. This discovery, known as the Horvath epigenetic clock, was unexpected because cells differ greatly in terms of their epigenetic patterns. Recently, he has studied treatments that slow or even reverse aging in humans. He and his colleagues have demonstrated that the epigenetic clock predicts lifespan and is related to centenarian status, obesity, HIV infection, early menopause, progeria, and many other age related conditions. Steve Horvath is a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Horvath had a lifelong interest in solving an important problem in aging research: how do we measure aging? In 2011 Horvath and his collaborators at UCLA described the first age estimation method (epigenetic clock) for saliva based on chemical modifications of the DNA molecule known as DNA methylation. Two years later Horvath published an age estimator that applies to all tissues and cells of the human body. This discovery, known as the Horvath epigenetic clock, was unexpected because cells differ greatly in terms of their epigenetic patterns. Recently, he has studied treatments that slow or even reverse aging in humans. He and his colleagues have demonstrated that the epigenetic clock predicts lifespan and is related to centenarian status, obesity, HIV infection, early menopause, progeria, and many other age related conditions. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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  1. Steve is modest as ever but the universal pan tissue epigenetic clock ought to be called The Horvath Clock in his honour. Wouldn't surprise me if he wins a Nobel Prize some day.

  2. Lots of fresh air, lots of nature oh, lots of fresh veggies and fruits, lots of cleanliness, lots of love, lots of good x, lots of exploring and learning, lots of dreaming, and tons of laughter,;; all combined equal longevity.

  3. Interesting research. Would be fascinating to see a twin study of methylation. The fact that we can slow aging with behavioral change is hopeful. Even if it means my wife is right about the veggies.

  4. “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭5:11-12‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

    Eternal life is only found in Jesus, my friends. Please turn back to God through faith in Christ before it’s too late. Much love and blessings!

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