Do You Want To Know How Long You Will Live?

dna - do you want to know how long you will live?


A blood test that will tell users how long they have left to live will go on sale in Britain later this year. The test - which will offer people the opportunity to estimate their lifespan will go on sale for £435.

The controversial technology has come under fire because critics say insurance companies will insist on them before offering policies. But scientists say the test could be vital in the study of age-related illnesses like Alzheimer's and Cancer.

Boffins working on the technology say they will be able to read a person's "biological age" by measuring structure on people's chromosomes called telomeres. The test cannot predict exactly how long a person will live for - but scientists are confident it can offer a reliable estimate.

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    I'm not sure if I should be fascinated or scared by this...

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    what i love is how the entire health and drug administrations around the world these days are only doing things for money. thats understandable since your a firm that wants to make a profit, but when you find a really successful way to demolish cancer as Mienftw shows us Here and you decide not to sell or promote it because you wont make a profit? now that is messed up.

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    The first step to immortality is finding when you were supposed to die, and then live beyond it.

    Have to admit I wudn't want 2 know
    - bigredkev May 17, 2011, 11:42 am
    Yeah and this is only at a biological standpoint and there is no way to account for all the variables in a humans life. I mean realistically you could die tomorrow from a car accident.
    - gemie89 May 17, 2011, 3:41 pm
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    I will never die because I do not exist.

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