We have a long way to go before we can do more than identify and trust in the black box of stem cells
We quantify over 500 markers distributed across your genome to precisely quantify your biological age
The reason telomerase increases the aging clock is because the lineage of incidental methylation increases. The longer a stem cell (and its incidental methylation) have existed- the dustier the top of the fridge.
Researchers looked at umbilical cord blood samples from 54 newborns and found that lower Socioeconomic status and education were highly correlated with shorter newborn telomeres.