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NEW YORK – The composition of microbes living on people's skin or in their mouth can be used to estimate their age, give or take a few years, a new study has found.

The human microbiome changes rapidly during the first few years of life, and while it then settles down, the gut microbiome in particular is known to keep changing with age. This led researchers from the US and China to explore whether other human microbiome sites change with age, too. 

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