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Fielding School geneticist awarded $2.3 million to unravel workings of epigenetic clock

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Friday, July 26, 2019

UCLA scientist and professor of biostatistics at the Fielding School Steve Horvath has been awarded $2.3 million by the Open Philanthropy Project to pursue a series of experiments aimed at understanding why his epigenetic clock — an algorithm based on several hundred modifications of the human genome — accurately measures age and predicts lifespan.

Horvath, also a professor of human genetics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, shares the funding with two collaborators at the University of Washington and Public Health England. 

- Elaine Schmidt