8-year-old never ages, could reveal 'biological immortality'

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/8-year-old-never-ages-could-reveal-biological-immortality

    BILLINGS, Mont. - Gabby Williams has the facial features and skin of a newborn, and she is just as dependent. Her mother feeds, diapers and cradles her tiny frame as she did the day she was born.

    The little girl from Billings, Mont., is 8 years old, but weighs only 11 pounds. Gabby has a mysterious condition, shared by only a handful of others in the world, that slows her rate of aging.

    For the past two years, a doctor who has been trying to find the genetic off-switch to stop the aging process has been studying Gabby, as well as two other people who have striking similarities.........


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  3. jjenny

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    She doesn't function as an 8 year old.
    Seems this "immortality" comes with a steep price.
     
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    Thanks jjenny, one thanks wasn't enough.
     
  5. HMSHood

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    Almost every story I see with immortality, it was a curse.
     

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