(DAILYMAIL) — A revolutionary new blood test could tell you how long you will live, and how quickly you will age.

Scientists have discovered a chemical ‘fingerprint’ in the blood that may provide clues to an infant’s health and rate of ageing near the end of life.

The discovery raises the prospect of a simple test at birth that could help doctors stave off the ravages of disease in old age.

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