A study conducted by scientists at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing aims to identify biomarkers that can give us information about a person’s lifespan.
Scientists have examined the blood of 44,168 people between the ages of 18 and 109 of European descent. The 14 biomarkers would detect a series of critical points and vulnerabilities that would indicate the risk of a person’s death within 5-10 years.
Certainly the nature of the test also poses ethical questions, but as Eline Slagboom has said (senior author of the study) “If we can identify vulnerable elderly people with this blood-based measurement, then the next step is to anticipate this vulnerability”..
As we can see the study is complex and several researches must be carried out, certainly in the future there will be the occasion of these discoveries.
If you want to learn more about this test, take a look at the CTVnews article.