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Scientists discover what makes us live longer

Publié par Clifford Armion le 07/02/2010

Steve Connor

"A genetic test has been developed that can predict whether someone is likely to live an extremely long life, but scientists have warned that society is still not ready for such predictions.

"The test is based on a scan of a person's entire genome; so far it can predict whether someone is likely to live to 100 with an accuracy of 77 per cent. However, refinements to the test will improve its precision, raising the prospect that it could one day be used to predict whether someone is genetically predisposed to extreme longevity.

"Commercial organisations are likely to market the test within a few years. But the scientists behind the research warn that there should be a public debate on the ethical implications behind such testing."

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"Scientists discover what makes us live longer", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 26/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/scientists-discover-what-makes-us-live-longer