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Progeria

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Kyleigh Cibroski

on 14 May 2014

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Transcript of Progeria

Accelerated aging.
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?
Progeria
Stiff joints
hip dislocations
along with other physical issues old people can experience
No cataracts or osteoarthritis
Symptoms
Shorter
Slim
Balding
aged skin
pinched noses
small face.
What to these kids look like?
Small mutation
Lamin A (LMNA)
Shows up in sperm before conception, usually.
Spontaneous mutation
Mostly because of substation of one base pair
25,000 base pairs in LMNA
Genetic causes
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.
Genetic cause
NHGRI researchers
Progeira research foundation
New York State Institution for Basic Research in Development Disibilitys University.
Research
"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.
Work cited
http://imgick.nj.com/home/njo-media/pgmain/img/star-ledger/photo/2010/10/-3750429e192ad493.JPG
http://imgick.nj.com/home/njo-media/pgmain/img/star-ledger/photo/2010/10/-3750429e192ad493.JPG
http://liddohsav.tumblr.com/post/27788947497/i-personally-believe-adalia-rose-is-a-beautiful
http://theadaliarose.tumblr.com/post/28577610808/learning-about-progeria-part-i
Two people who are well known with Progeria are Adalia Rose and Sam Berns
Facts
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65865213273955868/
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65865213273621790/
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65865213273621790/
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65865213273621801/
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65865213273621801/
Videos.
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