Blood test to predict how long you will live

Check Those Telomeres Your longevity depends on them. NASA

Check Those Telomeres Your longevity depends on them. NASA

A new blood test is set to hit the market in the U.K. next year may be able to tell patients how long they have to live. The test measures the length of a person’s telomeres (structures found on the tips of chromosomes). Research has shown that those with shorter than normal telomeres have shorter average life spans than those with longer telomeres. (Read Article)

Sometimes science can be terrifying. Would you get a test like this?

2 responses to “Blood test to predict how long you will live

  1. I agree. Control is an illusion. I wouldn’t want to know.

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  2. No. Things in life change: you could change your diet, increase the stress in your life, have a car accident. You can never truely predict what the future may hold.

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