Living

November 4, 2013 8:00 PM

A new biological clock measures age by altered DNA, not by birthday candles

By comparing a specific tissue's age with the person's chronological age, physicians may one day be able to identify organs or tissues that are aging at an accelerated rate, which in turn may allow them to identify tissues that are vulnerable to abnormal processes such as cancer.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Learn how to make pimiento cheese in 35 seconds <span class='title-duration'>00:35</span> 00:35

Learn how to make pimiento cheese in 35 seconds 00:35

10-year-old boy dances through the pain of a rare genetic disease <span class='title-duration'>01:07</span> 01:07

10-year-old boy dances through the pain of a rare genetic disease 01:07

Five-week-old kitten rescued from manhole <span class='title-duration'>00:23</span> 00:23

Five-week-old kitten rescued from manhole 00:23

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry <span class='title-duration'>02:00</span> 02:00

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry 02:00

This little piggy went to the village <span class='title-duration'>00:56</span> 00:56

This little piggy went to the village 00:56

Koalas return to the Kansas City Zoo for the summer, fall <span class='title-duration'>01:41</span> 01:41

Koalas return to the Kansas City Zoo for the summer, fall 01:41

Two-year-old girl from Brazil sees her mother for the first time thanks to surgery <span class='title-duration'>02:34</span> 02:34

Two-year-old girl from Brazil sees her mother for the first time thanks to surgery 02:34

Men become first same-sex couple to get married publicly in a United Methodist church in North Carolina <span class='title-duration'>00:45</span> 00:45

Men become first same-sex couple to get married publicly in a United Methodist church in North Carolina 00:45

Massive crocodile eats a snack <span class='title-duration'>02:17</span> 02:17

Massive crocodile eats a snack 02:17

Salisbury farm tackles buffalo milk cheeses <span class='title-duration'>01:38</span> 01:38

Salisbury farm tackles buffalo milk cheeses 01:38

Inside Counter Culture Coffee's new headquarters <span class='title-duration'>01:41</span> 01:41

Inside Counter Culture Coffee's new headquarters 01:41

Share Video

Entertainment Videos