In a first-of-its-kind study, Titanovo is offering to measure telomeres and correlate the measurement with three genes (APOE, APOC3, and ACE) which are strongly related to longevity in humans. We are inviting you to join us in this groundbreaking citizen science experiment!
To join this study, please support our campaign at Indiegogo. For $89, you will receive a DNA collection kit and access to your telomere length data. With an additional $30 of support, your DNA will be genotyped for variations of 3 longevity-related genes, then paired with your telomere length data and our lifestyle survey. This will be the first time such a study has ever been conducted.
Telomeres, which are the protective end-caps of chromosomes, have been strongly related to longevity thanks to their ability to protect the chromosomes in a cell. This was confirmed in a study which won its authors the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009. Since then, many studies have been performed which look at telomere length and telomerase expression in relation to longevity and lifestyle factors.
Our citizen science study looks at telomere length in correlation to various lifestyle factors, as well as genetic factors (APOE, APOC3, and ACE). But this isn’t just about us, or just about research. It is also about you.
Participants in our study will get an in-depth look at their own actionable data on telomere length. Telomere length data will be correlated with factors known to influence it, such as diet and exercise habits, as well as regional factors so that you may make informed lifestyle decisions for better health with our test.
To give a bit more depth to why telomeres length is considered actionable and why it is important, please check out this page. To support our efforts on Indiegogo, please click here and become one of the earliest participants in an important citizen science project.