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Biology - Genetics Project

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Proud Sirichantaropart

on 1 December 2012

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By Proud Sirichantaropart and Edward Kim GENETICS PROJECT: PROGERIA What is Progeria? Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria is a very rare genetic condition that produces rapid aging.
progeria occurs in only 1 in 4 million newborns worldwide
Children with progeria age approximately 8 times faster
This is why the average life expectancy for children with progeria is 13 years old (13 * 8 = 104 !) Inheritance of Progeria autosomal dominant
almost always occurs in people with no history of the disorder in their family.
this is because people with progeria often do not live long enough to reproduce and pass on the gene. Treatment Unfortunately there is no cure or specific treatment for progeria.
HOWEVER, a clinical drug trial done at Boston Children's Hospital shows that Lonafarnib, a type of farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI) is effective for Progeria.
FTI: experimental cancer drugs that target farnesyltransferase and impedes Ras (protein) from Hayley Okines - one in eight million From Hana Hwang
to Selena Gomez Symptoms Growth failure during the first year of life

Shrunken or wrinkled face

Baldness, very little hair

Large head for size of face (macrocephaly)

Small jaw (micrognathia)

Dry, scaly, thin skin

Limited range of motion

Teeth - delayed or absent formation To Infinity and Beyond functioning properly. Hayley Okines is a British girl with progeria who lives to be 14 years old. She is looking forward to celebrate another birthday as it gets closer to December 3rd. Show your support and care by reading her book, "Old Before My Time". As Hayley and Hana exceeds the life expectancy for Progeria patients, we shall now show our support for them to live to infinity and beyond! (: Resources The Child Who's Older Than Her Mother Pt 1. YouTube. N.p., 7 Oct. 2011. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBg75vJ8v3A>.
Genetics Home Reference. 25 Nov. 2012. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome>.
Haley Okines. YouTube. N.p., 18 Apr. 2012. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShsgTz6OaaM>.
Hayley Okines Interview - Progeria - 60 mins. YouTube. N.p., 16 Aug. 2012. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cum36EbNkU>.
Hayley Okines - Story. YouTube. N.p., 4 July 2012. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYiS7bpZrjw>.
MailOnline. 12 Mar. 2012. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2113376/Hayley-Okines-defies-odds-celebrating-14th-birthday.html>.
Progeria Research Foundation. N.p., 24 Sept. 2012. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.progeriaresearch.org/media/index.html>.
PubMed Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002622/>.
Thank You Message to Selena Gomez from Hana Hwang. YouTube. 12 Jan. 2012. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N-5W64CAEEI>. Hana Hwang Hana Hwang is a 13 year old teenager who unfortunately is hospitalized. She was afraid and wanted to be isolated from the world. However, as her stories spread, she received overwhelming encouragement from around the world. She then understood that she can also be a hero and change how people view their own lives as Selena Gomez did by visiting Hwang. Ashley Hegi Hi, My name is Ashley The video you are about to watch is by Ashley Hegi when she was 14 years old. She reached out to the many young kids who are suffering from progeria and encouraged them greatly.
Ashley was 17 years old when she passed away. She was 3 weeks away from starting highschool. She lived her life to the fullest and is greatly loved and admired by everyone who knew her. watch from 2:46 on the second video
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