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What Is Biological Age?

How Is It Different Than Your Normal Age, and Why Is It Important?

Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash
Yūichirō Miura, at the age of 80, became the oldest person to summit Mount Everest | Photo on considerable.

What’s The Difference?

Every year, on your birthday, you celebrate an increase in your chronological age, but your biological age doesn’t change as periodically | Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

The Epigenetic Clock

This figure shows methyl groups being added to proteins called histones, which then tightly coil the DNA so that the genes can’t be accessed. Methyl tags can also be added directly to the DNA molecule to make it inaccessible (not shown in the figure) | Figure by Lumen Learning

Implications of Knowing Your Biological Age

Key Takeaways

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Akshaj Darbar

19 y/o innovator working on reversing ageing and researching cancer vaccines. www.akshajdarbar.com