Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Doctors Baffled, Intrigued by Girl Who Doesn't Age

At about 16 pounds and 30 inches, 16-year-old Brooke Greenberg has not aged significantly, physically or apparently cognitively, since she was a toddler. Doctors hope that her case could shed light on the mysterious genetics behind aging. Courtesy Greenberg Family
Brooke Greenberg is the size of an infant, with the mental capacity of a toddler.

She turned 16 in January.

More Photos"Why doesn't she age?" Howard Greenberg, 52, asked of his daughter. "Is she the fountain of youth?"

Such questions are why scientists are fascinated by Brooke. Among the many documented instances of children who fail to grow or develop in some way, Brooke's case may be unique, according to her doctor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine pediatrician Lawrence Pakula, in Baltimore

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Via: ABC News

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