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Immortality may be in your genes

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 11-04-2010

Brooke Greenberg is almost 18, but she has remained mentally and physically at the level of a toddler. An American physician is trying to uncover the child’s secret, because he wants to give mankind the gift of eternal life.

Dr. Richard Walker, a geneticist with the University of South Florida College of Medicine believes that Brooke has a unique mutation in key genes that control development and aging. According to Walker, if those genes can be identified and manipulated there may be the possibility of arresting the aging process and achieving immortality.

Sound like science fiction? It certainly sounds like tabloid journalism to me but the story certainly is fascinating and I bet that everyone reading this page would be eager to see the results of such a study.

What are you thoughts?

See An American Child May Hold Secrets to Aging for the full story.