Epigenetic clocks for gestational age: statistical and study design considerations

Andrew Simpkin, Matthew Suderman, Laura Howe

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In this letter to the editor, we highlight some concerns with a recently published method to estimate gestational age at delivery from DNA methylation data. We conduct novel analyses to highlight the implications of different choices in study design and statistical methods for the prediction of phenotypes from methylation data.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Epigenetics
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2017


  • Prediction
  • DNA methylation
  • Gestational age
  • Epigenetic clock


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