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Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Blood Tests Predict Chances Of Living To 100

new blood test can predict a person's chance of living to 100 with up to 85 percent accuracy, U.S. scientists said Thursday.
Researchers from Boston University studied the DNA of 801 centenarians along with a control group of 914 healthy people of all ages and identified 281 genetic variants in the elderly group.
The genetic markers allowed the researchers to formulate a test to predict whether people would live beyond 100 with between 60 percent and 85 percent accuracy.

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