Like rings on a tree, human flesh can be dated in a consistent, reliable way. And as Trace tells us, this discovery could revolutionize medicine, and even enable us to extend life.

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UCLA scientist uncovers biological clock able to measure age of most human tissues
http://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?id=561&action=detail&ref=2306
"Everyone grows older, but scientists don't really understand why. Now a UCLA study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process."

UCLA scientist uncovers biological clock able to measure age of most human tissues
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uoc--usu101613.php
"Everyone grows older, but scientists don't really understand why. Now a UCLA study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process."

DNA methylation age of human tissues and cell types
http://genomebiology.com/2013/14/10/R115
"It is not yet known whether DNA methylation levels can be used to accurately predict age across a broad spectrum of human tissues and cell types, nor whether the resulting age prediction is a biologically meaningful measure."

Women's breasts age faster than the rest of their body
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24439-womens-breasts-age-faster-than-the-rest-of-their-body.html?cmpid=RSS%7CNSNS%7C2012-GLOBAL%7Conline-news#.UmVU_5Sgnip
"Breasts typically age more quickly than the rest of the female body. So suggests a system that may be the most accurate way yet of identifying a person's age from a blood or tissue sample."

Why We Age -- Theories and Effects of Aging
http://longevity.about.com/od/longevity101/a/why_we_age.htm
"The study of aging - gerontology - is a relatively new science that has made incredible progress over the last 30 years."

ARE TELOMERES THE KEY TO AGING AND CANCER?
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/traits/telomeres/
"Inside the center or nucleus of a cell, our genes are located on twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes."

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