Funding for this research was provided by:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (WA 1706/12-1, WA 1706/8-1, RI704/4-1)
Deutsche Krebshilfe (TRACK-AML)
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (VIP + Epi-Blood-Count)
Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research within the faculty of Medicine at the RWTH Aachen University (O3-3)
Received: 24 January 2020
Accepted: 8 June 2020
First Online: 24 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study has been performed according to the guidelines approved by the local ethics committees of RWTH Aachen University (EK 041/15) and Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf (Permit number 4939).
: Not applicable
: W.W. is cofounder of Cygenia GmbH that can provide service for Epigenetic-Aging-Signatures (ExternalRef removed). Y.H. and J.F. also contribute to this company. Apart from that, the authors declare that they have no competing interests.