About the Authors

Qiong Lin

Affiliation Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Stem Cell Biology and Cellular Engineering, RWTH Aachen University Medical School, Aachen, Germany

Wolfgang Wagner

wwagner@ukaachen.de

Affiliation Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Stem Cell Biology and Cellular Engineering, RWTH Aachen University Medical School, Aachen, Germany

Competing Interests

WW is involved in the company Cygenia GmbH. RWTH Aachen University has applied for a patent application for an Epigenetic-Aging-Signature based on 3 CpGs, which has not been used in this study. The authors do not have any relevant competing interests. This does not alter our adherence to all policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: QL WW. Performed the experiments: QL WW. Analyzed the data: QL WW. Wrote the paper: QL WW.