23 November 2010

Age estimation by using a drop of blood

Scientists at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam found a method that can estimate a person's age by using a drop of blood.

The team of researchers discovered that, as a result of ageing, a given DNA molecule appears less often in blood. On that basis, they have developed a reliable and sensitive, but simple test with which one can determine the age group of a person.

Scientists are currently working to further refine the test, making it more accurate. The results have been published in the journal 'Current Biology'.

In short, it will be increasingly difficult for women to lie about their age ...



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