The Relation of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) to Normal Aging

Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), also called progeria and premature aging syndrome, is an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging shortly after birth. Although patients with HGPS have normal intelligence and motor control skills, they have distinct physical features … Continue reading

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What Can Progeroid Syndromes Tell Us About Human Aging?

What Can Progeroid Syndromes Tell Us About Human Aging? Science 3 September 2004: Abstract Human genetic diseases that resemble accelerated aging provide useful models for gerontologists. They combine known single-gene mutations with deficits in selected tissues that are reminiscent of … Continue reading

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