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