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Originally posted by tezzajw
She couldn't live longer than the rest of us? Wouldn't her heart eventually wear out, along with other vital organs?
There's some weird stuff in the world... Wow.
Originally posted by midnightbrigade
Definitely need to chart that girls genome. Could give some light on how to treat debilitating illness that come on the onset of old age.
Originally posted by OMFGitsJack
reply to post by Vitchilo
Yes, It would be good to not age, but we still need to die, or the world would be worse with alot more overpopulation.
Originally posted by yellowcard
I feel bad for Brooke, even if she lives longer, her life will go unfulfilled. It reminds me of the movie "Jack" with Robin Williams, except the opposite...it's truly heart breaking. She may never experience even the most common things like learning to drive or a first kiss
She is a scientific marvel I suppose, but let's not forget she's human and not a lab rat.
[edit on 24-6-2009 by yellowcard]
Before reaching the age of five, Coleman had undergone three operations for a congenital kidney defect known as nephritis. As a result of his medical condition, he would never grow any taller than 4'8".
Gary ages just like the rest of us.
Originally posted by Kaytagg
She 'ages' in the sense that she's 16 years old, she just hasn't developed past what you would see in a toddler.
I think she will die -- probably sooner than any of us, sadly. The body still goes through wear and tear, and since the article mentions nothing about the ability to regenerate itself, this is just another case of evolution at work.
Looks like a new, but unadvantageous, mutation that will soon be weeded out of the gene pool. Mother Nature is merciless, isn't she?