17 year old girl trapped inside the body of a 1 year old

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A huge leap forward in the science of aging in humans is just around the corner, say american scientists. Brooke Greenberg is a 17 year old girl, but has the body and behaviour of a 1 year old. It is thought that a mutation in her genes has caused her growing defect. If this is true, this could potentially lead to huge breakthroughs in the understaniding of old age and diseases linked with old age. A meeting will be held by the Royal Society in London, with some of the world’s leading experts on aging expected to be attending, to discuss the issue. This follows a series of discoveries discovering that animals might be able to hugely increase their life span by tiny changes to some genes.

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