Progeria Patients May Get Hope With New Research

When Zoey Penny was only 4 weeks old, her parents noticed that the skin on her belly was hard to the touch. What they thought was a rash began to spread to her thighs and back. Months passed without an answer, as doctors and specialists ran batteries of tests on her little body. In March 2010, she was finally diagnosed with Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome, an extremely rare and fatal genetic disorder which causes children to age eight to 10 times the normal rate. The word progeria...Full Story
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