Epigenetic Aging is the Hot Topic at Longevity Fest
Industry experts in anti-aging and functional medicine met in Las Vegas on Dec. 9-11, 2022, along with thousands of attendees from across the globe for Longevity Fest: the 30th Annual World Congress hosted by the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
This year's program included several presentations on epigenetic aging, which has become a hot topic in many longevity spaces. Jason Sonners, D.C., DIBAK, DCBCN, who published Oxygen Under Pressure, introduced the topic of epigenetics in relation to hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a pre-conference workshop on Dec. 8, 2022.
DNA Methylation & Omic Biomarkers
TruDiagnostic's head of bioinformatics, Varun Dwarake, Ph.D., presented recent clinical trial insights which use DNA methylation analysis to further understand the effects of Dasatinib and Quercetin, and its effects on senescence, immune system functionality and other observations on their impacts on the human epigenome.
The company also debuted insights into their collaboration with Harvard University researchers to create the first large scale multi-omic biological age and death prediction clock. This was discussed by TruDiagnostic collaborator and keynote speakers, Jessica Lasky-Su, D.Sc., M.S., of Brigham Women's Hospital and the Channing Lab.
"We are excited that epigenetic methylation testing is being well represented at this year's conference," said TruDiagnostic's director of operations, Hannah Went. "The new developments in quantifying the aging process through omic biomarkers is rapidly progressing and the insights gained from this analysis can already be used by clinicians to manage their patients. As a result, it is of utmost importance to explain the development of research and its impact to clinical application for any providers focusing on healthy aging."
TruDiagnostic also hosted two book signings during the show. Graham Simpson, M.D., signed for his book, Living Past 100, and Kara Fitzgerald, M.D., presented her book, Younger You.