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The patent is based on the work of Aelan's founder and covers an epigenetic  biomarker associated with DNA damage, cellular senescence, and aging.

A team led by Buck Institute for Research on Aging scientists has reported that ApoE4 binds the promoter regions of Alzheimer's disease genes, including SirT1.

The partners will co-develop mass spectrometry-based tests to predict patient response to therapies such as tamoxifen.

A recent protein interaction study revealed that invertebrates have more in common with humans when it comes to the aging process than had been previously known, and that "the broad patterns underlying genetic control of life span in invertebrates is highly relevant to human aging and longevity."

Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.