Growing Up Too Fast: Precocious Puberty's Gene Link

Think back to the drastic changes with which your body was assaulted when you hit puberty. Now, try to imagine the same set of changes happening when you were 8 years old. Such is the plight of children who experience precocious puberty — a condition in which their bodies begin to mature years too early. Now, for the first time, researchers have found a gene mutation that could be responsible for a small number of these cases. "This is the first known genetic cause of precocious puberty,"...Full Story
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