Although time passes the same for everyone, some of us age more quickly than others. Recently researchers found a way to study the rate of ageing and it's called the epigenetic clock - the timer that measures biological wear and tear as we age. At the Babraham Institute our researchers showed that mice also have an epigenetic clock and they're using this to understand the biology of ageing. In Race Against the Ageing Clock you'll find out more about your biological age and how it compares to your chronological age - the amount of time that has passed since you were born. Living a healthy active lifestyle can slow the clock, helping you to live healthier for longer, but some things can make your clock tick faster.
Play a touchscreen game to explore the mechanism behind the epigenetic clock and what it means for health and ageing.
Challenge your knowledge of stem cells through a customisable rapid-fire quiz while you search for ways to turn back the epigenetic clock.
Use microscopes to get closer to microscopic worms called C. elegans that scientists use to study the basics of ageing. Discover how a restricted diet influences ageing and find out about the importance of using animals in research.
An interactive clock face that shows how the biological ages of different mice compare to their chronological ages.
Our expert scientists on-hand to share the secrets of their science and answer all your questions.