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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."

Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.