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NEW YORK – Researchers have found a way to gauge how long-lived an animal species is based on the density of methylation at particular genomic sites.

Aging is associated with epigenetic changes, and a person's age can be estimated using an epigenetic clock. A team of Australian researchers sought to examine whether other species' lifespans can similarly be gleaned from epigenetic patterns.

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