Progeria is a rare fatal disease that accelerates ageing in children. They rarely survive beyond 13 to 15 years old. Pictured is progeria sufferer Sam Berns, aged 16, and his physician parents, Drs. Leslie Gordon (left) and Scott Berns. All three appeared in the documentary Life According to Sam. Photo: HBO/MCT

Scientists find genetic signatures of accelerated ageing by analysing skin cells

  • The study used machine learning algorithms to compare cells called fibroblasts
  • The results could help in the treatment of people with age-related diseases
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Progeria is a rare fatal disease that accelerates ageing in children. They rarely survive beyond 13 to 15 years old. Pictured is progeria sufferer Sam Berns, aged 16, and his physician parents, Drs. Leslie Gordon (left) and Scott Berns. All three appeared in the documentary Life According to Sam. Photo: HBO/MCT
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