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Progeria Syndrome

May 30, 1985 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
The 29-year-old victim of a rare aging disease, who led the longest and certainly the most eloquent struggle against her preordained early demise, has died in New Haven, Conn. At her death Sunday Margaret (Meg) Casey was believed to have been the oldest surviving victim of Hutchison-Gilford progeria syndrome, a genetic disorder that stunts growth, disintegrates bones, causes hair to fall out and prematurely ages those it strikes.
April 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
A rare disorder that turns children into old people and often causes them to die in their teens has been linked to a single genetic mutation, a finding that may help science learn more about normal aging as well. The disorder, called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, is caused by a single "misspelling" or misplaced DNA molecule within the human genome that contains 3 billion DNA units, said Dr.
October 17, 2013 | By Susan King
Sam Berns is a bright, funny high school junior in Foxboro, Mass., who is about to turn 17. He loves math and science and plays percussion in the school's marching and concert bands. He and his father have seen the Dave Matthews Band so many times in concert, he's on a first-name basis with the group. "Junior year is fun and hectic at the same time," said Sam. "I really enjoy being in classes and being in school with my friends. It's also cool to watch football games as a junior because a lot of my friends are now actually playing the game, and it's fun to watch them and root for them!"
November 29, 2009
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