How old am I really? These tests measured my biological age

How old am I really? These tests measured my biological age

How old am I, really? I spit into a tube, rubbed the inside of my cheek, and pricked my finger to find out.

I mailed my samples to three companies who promised to give me my “biological age” based on chemical changes to my DNA. The results, according to the companies, would not be based on the date of my birth, but on the aging of my cells and my organs.

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With a penchant for words, Eleon Smith began writing at an early age. As editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, he honed his skills telling impactful stories. Smith went on to study journalism at Columbia University, where he graduated top of his class. After interning at the New York Times, Smith landed a role as a news writer. Over the past decade, he has covered major events like presidential elections and natural disasters. His ability to craft compelling narratives that capture the human experience has earned him acclaim. Though writing is his passion, Eleon also enjoys hiking, cooking and reading historical fiction in his free time. With an eye for detail and knack for storytelling, he continues making his mark at the forefront of journalism.
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