Saturday, July 30, 2011
ABC 20-20: Report on Progeria by Barbara Walters
Friday, July 29, ABC 20-20 aired a report by Barbara Walters on three families (two of them in Ohio) with kids who have progeria, an extremely rare hereditary disorder that causes kids to age before they would be fully grown.
Barbara Walters did talk to one of the girls, who weighed only 24 pounds at age 6.
In one family, there were two “normal” older brothers who seemed very well adjusted.
Study of progeria could help scientists understand how normal people age. And epidemiologists have been learning to report more cases.
Here’s a story from Medical News today, link.