IRVINE, Calif., July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Zymo Research Corp., also known as 'The Epigenetics Company', announced today the release of a new service that can quantify biological aging in a precise manner using the myDNAge™ test. Based on Horvath's Clock, so named for Dr. Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Fielding School of Public Health, Zymo Research's proprietary DNAge™ technology is used to analyze DNA methylation patterns of over 500 loci.
The new test will be sold to consumers via a newly formed company, Epimorphy, LLC, an associated company of Zymo Research, created to provide epigenetic-based tests to the consumer marketplace. The detailed data report that the consumer will receive compares the customer's biological age to their chronological age, which could provide insight on how lifestyle and disease may have influenced their aging process, and could also be used to develop new anti-aging therapies. This test is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consumers can order the test at www.mydnage.com. The cost is $299 (USD) per test. Once the sample is submitted, it is prepared and analyzed using DNAge™ technology. A report including data analysis and biological age determination is made available for consumers.
The research community in academia and biopharma markets can also order the service for mice and human samples through Zymo Research's website (www.zymoresearch.com/DNAge). According to Dr. Graham Threadgill, Vice President of Marketing at Zymo Research, "Epigenetics may hold important keys to unlocking a myriad of diseases and disorders, such as cancer, autism, Alzheimer's, and diabetes, among many others. This groundbreaking tool could provide profound insight on how biological aging is assessed. We are pleased to be able to provide this technology not only to the researcher but also to the consumer marketplace."
About Zymo Research Corp.
Zymo Research Corp., also known as "The Epigenetics Company", is a privately held company based in Irvine, California, US. Since its inception in 1994, it has been serving the academic and biopharmaceutical scientific communities by providing DNA and RNA purification products. Zymo Research was an early adopter in the field of epigenetics and offers a line of products used in DNA methylation detection and quantitation. In addition to the epigenetic and nucleic acid purification products, Zymo also provides genetic, epigenetic and transcriptome analysis services. For more information, please visit www.zymoresearch.com/epigenetics. Follow Zymo Research Corp. on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The trademark of Zymo Research Corp., with its design elements of the stylized three-shaded ovals (budding yeast); and words "The Beauty of Science is to Make Things Simple", is a registered trademark of Zymo Research Corp. DNAge and myDNAge are trademarks of Zymo Research Corp. filed and pending with the USPTO.
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