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A woman who died last week at the age of 20 never aged.
Brooke Greenberg, of Reisterstown, Md., puzzled medical professionals for years because she still looked and acted like a toddler. Doctors eventually dubbed her extremely rare condition "Syndrome X."
“While the outside world may have noticed Brooke’s physical stature and been puzzled by her unique development state, she brought joy and love to her family,” Rabi Andrew Busch, who delievered the eulogy at the funeral, told the Daily News Monday.
reply to post by GreyGoo
Isn't that the truth. but, I also imagine the day when humanity can cause beneficial changes while avoiding the negatives. Rather than waiting on nature to fail a few million more times. Just so someone has a different eye color or something else useless.
But, it also leads to other questionable areas. Do we cure people with down syndrome, by doing so are we saying they need to be cured because their life is worth less than ours as they currently are? I have a cousin back in memphis who has it, and man he is a savant when it comes to musical instruments. I envy his talent and his child like innocence at times.
What if we find there is a genetic cause for homosexuality and find concrete proof you are born that way? And with that knowledge heterosexual parents start opting for a "cure" for their child?
It is an exciting but scary future indeed.edit on 29-10-2013 by overratedpatriotism because: (no reason given)