Funding for this research was provided by:
Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (2014_A193)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (WA 1706/8-1)
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (01KU1402B)
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Received: 13 February 2018
Revised: 26 March 2018
Accepted: 28 March 2018
First Online: 18 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Mesenchymal stromal cells were isolated from the femoral bone marrow of three donors after orthopaedic surgery. All samples were taken after informed and written consent and the study was approved by the ethics committee of RWTH Aachen University Medical School (permit number: EK300/13).
: RWTH Aachen Medical School has applied for a patent for the Epigenetic-Senescence-Signature. WW is cofounder of Cygenia GmbH that can provide services for this assay (ExternalRef removed). Apart from these, the authors declare no competing financial interests.
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