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Scientists develop a ‘clock’ that can measure biological age based on blood proteins

A few hundred of the thousands of proteins circulating in our blood turn out to be a fairly accurate forecaster of a person’s biological age.

A few hundred of the thousands of proteins circulating in our blood turn out to be a fairly accurate forecaster of a person’s age, scientists reported Thursday — though one’s biological age, which doesn’t always match one’s number of years.

This “proteomic clock,” as the researchers call it, relies on measurements of levels of the proteins, which rise and fall over the years. While it’s a nifty discovery, for now it remains just that. Researchers need to first develop a much better understanding of

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