TruAge makes it easy to learn about your Biological Age.
Read on to learn more about what our reports have to offer – and to preview our demo reports so you know exactly what to expect from your own results.
We have one of the largest private epigenetic databases in the world! After collecting many important covariates from these to create a state of the art biological age predictor. Building on the science already in existing literature, we have used our large database to create a highly accurate biological age model with a high correlation value to age (r=.98).
We split these biological age reports into intrinsic and extrinsic age. This is helpful because the risk and treatments are different for each, focusing on the baseline biological aging process, and aging as it relates to immune cell subsets.
Our reports try to offer the most accurate version of biological age. You’ll find a breakdown of your score, and the most accurate information currently available about the many factors that may have impacted your score.
CpG Loci Beta Values
A CpG Loci is a location on your DNA that can be methylated. A Beta Value is the percentage of methylation at that loci at the time of your test. Together, they make up the raw epigenetic data that algorithms use to calculate biological age.
Every TruAge epigenetic report comes a downloadable database of the 1,300 CpG beta values most commonly used in other biological age algorithms. They’re the most useful, and easiest for our customers to take elsewhere and use in published algorithms for their own personal data analysis.
If you’re interested in downloading the full report of EVERY CpG Beta Value that our arrays evaluate, all you have to do is ask.
Our lab looks at 900,000 CpG Loci. While only around 1,300 are used in present-day biological age evaluation, the many others allow us to perform in-house research to discover trends and create trait reports and behavioral impact analysis that includes CpG loci other analysts haven’t found useful yet.
Every TruAge report receives automatic trait report updates as we discover and release them. It allows us to offer you a lifetime of epigenetic updates.
Current Pace of Aging:
Pace of Aging is essentially a speedometer for aging, based on methylation markers in the genome.
It is highly predictive of outward signs of aging, and studies have found accelerated aging detected by this algorithm is highly predictive of the development of age-related diseases.
This invaluable test is sensitive to short-term changes in lifestyle and interventions.
DunedinPACE is currently available as a Report Expansion.
Telomeres are an essential part of human cells, and affect how our cells age. Telomere Length has emerged as an important determinant of cell fate. Shorter telomere length and low telomerase activity are associated with several chronic preventable diseases.
This report uses DNA Methylation markers to estimate Telomere Length – an age metric that focuses on cellular replication and cellular fate.
Telomere Length is currently available as a Report Expansion.
2nd Time User Report
We recommend you test 1-2x per year, and our follow-up reporting feature provides a snapshot of your entire biological age history.
This allows you to track your progress over time, and check in on how recent lifestyle changes are affecting your various aging metrics.