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Transcript of Progeria
Look normal at berth
Average life expectancy is 13
Lucky ones live into their 20's
Death from heart attacks, strokes, and other common ways the elderly pass.
Symptoms start around age 1.
What is Progeria?
along with other physical issues old people can experience
No cataracts or osteoarthritis
What to these kids look like?
Lamin A (LMNA)
Shows up in sperm before conception, usually.
Mostly because of substation of one base pair
25,000 base pairs in LMNA
LMNA and Lamin C, keep cell membranes stable
Destabilization of cell nuculus.
Genetic cause cont.
No treatments or cures for Progeria currently
Treatments, and cures.
Progeira research foundation
New York State Institution for Basic Research in Development Disibilitys University.
"10 Unusual Genetic Mutations in Humans." Io9. Io9, n.d. Web. 12 May 2014.
"Learning About Progeria." Learning About Progeria. Genome.gov, n.d. Web. 12 May 2014.
Two people who are well known with Progeria are Adalia Rose and Sam Berns