Mother Discovers Gene Mutation Responsible for Son's Progeria

Dr. Leslie Gordon has been a leader in progeria research ever since her son Sam was diagnosed.
2:09 | 10/21/13

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If drugs -- in the bathroom and it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When Tim was first diagnosed with her G area being scientists in the physician. I -- -- you know maybe it looks little like aging it's called approaching area but you're not gonna convince me that it has anything to do with aging until. The science tells us that it does so when we discovered the gene for criteria and we discovered the -- -- he abnormal pricking causing her -- area. We were able to -- in. Everybody else and ask. Does this -- protein -- -- exist in the rest of us and could it have something to do with aging so the science really began at that point. And it turns out that yes. Now we understand why what's happening to kids with -- G area. Might be happening because at the same reason just at a much slower rate because we all have some -- cheering. It's just a lot we all of that -- we do we all have that -- -- That children with her G area have but they're teaming with it and accelerates everything in them and in us. It's happening very slowly and building up over a life. Talking a little bit about something you say in the beginning the movie which is really profound. You said your hope is that nobody watches -- and feel sorry for him. Well I think one of the main things that I really felt was important in making this film you know we don't want this to be. A negative film I think there are many programs out there in which people hadn't you know me after watching it with a negative feeling. And them that's outlet and the balanced so my -- -- -- even though there's some -- silly face and I fund based in -- times. When we have to face adversity but we really try to be as positive as we can. Learn to overcome that.

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