The £400 test that tells you how long youll live

Line up for your tests, everyone! National Health Care will determine whether or not you’re worth paying for… — PID

(THE INDEPENDENT) — A blood test that can show how fast someone is ageing – and offers the tantalising possibility of estimating how long they have left to live – is to go on sale to the general public in Britain later this year.Graphic: How the test worksThe controversial test measures vital structures on the tips of a persons chromosomes, called telomeres, which scientists believe are one of the most important and accurate indicators of the speed at which a person is ageing.Related articles

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