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Scientists Develop £150 DNA Test That Predicts When You’ll Die



Scientists have developed a DNA test that is capable of predicting the possible time of a person’s death.

The test, which was developed by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, analyses the effect of genetic variations that influence lifespan.

The researchers have surprisingly revealed that this test wouldn’t be as expensive as expected as a result of what it entails, but rather, come for a very affordable price.


In the near future, they believe that the tests could become available for as little as £150.

With the test, people who score in the top 10% of the population might expect to live up to five years longer than those who score in the lowest 10%, they said.

Experts at the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute looked at genetic data from more than 500,000 people, as well as records of their parents’ lifespan.

They said they pinpointed 12 areas of the human genome as having a significant impact on lifespan, including five sites that have not been reported before.


Experts said the DNA sites with the greatest impact on overall lifespan were those that have previously been linked to fatal illnesses, including heart disease and smoking-related conditions. Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia

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