Would you change anything if you, literally, knew when your time is up? Seems we each have an explicit biological clock embedded in our DNA.
This article talks about how researchers found that your Epigenetic clock can calculate biological age and predict your lifespan.
“Some individuals who fill their lives with fitness and healthy habits die younger than peers who live a much less healthy life. New research into the epigenetics of aging sheds some fresh light on the perplexing phenomenon of premature aging.”
It’s based on this research paper.
I thought this was super interesting.
Loads of implications:
- Would you retire earlier or later based on your biological age?
- Surely, this is going to have a tremendous effect on the Insurance industry.
- I wonder how long until the industry adopts this as common practice to set your premiums.
- Now that we know the marker (or measure), can we work to improve or manipulate it. (this is all over my head, I don’t even know if that’s a valid question)