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Friday, August 16, 2013

Girl Who Doesn't Age Could Unravel Secret to Eternal Youth (Video)

By Susan Duclos

An eight year old that doesn't age reportedly could hold within her genetic profile the secret to immortality.

Her name is Gabby Williams and she has a rare mysterious condition that slows her rate of aging. She has the facial features and skin of a newborn and still needs to be fed and diapered and weights just 11 pounds.

According to reports 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.

Gabby's mother, Mary Margret Williams, says "Gabrielle hasn't changed since pretty much forever. She has gotten a little longer and we have jumped into putting her in size 3-6 month clothes instead of 0-3 months for the footies." She continues  "Last time we weighed her she was up a pound to 11 pounds and she's gotten a few more haircuts."

Her condition is so rare there is no name for it.

Other cases have emerged that could provide clues to help researchers figure out this rare condition.

A 29-year-old Florida man has the body of a 10-year-old, and a 31-year-old Brazilian woman is the size of a 2-year-old. Like Gabby, neither seems to grow older.

Cross posted to Before It's News