Brooke Greenberg Refuses To Grow

May 15th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
brookBaltimore, May 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brooke Greenberg is 17 years old and yet a one-year toddler. The girl who was born in Baltimore, United States, though was born 17 years ago has not shown any sign of mental and physical growth till date. Brooke Greenberg is 30 inches tall and bears the mental age of a year old kid. She is one such rare case which has baffled scientists all over the world and has led them to label the kid as an unexplained case “Syndrome X”.

However doctors and scientists are now saying that the girl’s failure to develop is linked with certain disorder in her genes which is hindering the natural aging and growth process of Brooke Greenberg. This revelation has come after an initial research was carried out by scientists on the DNA pattern of the girl. The scientists who work on the field of human aging are now trying to find out that special thing in the DNA of Brooke Greenberg which allows her to remain a one year old baby for the last 16 years. A science conference was recently held in London where scientists from all over the world discussed the special case of Brook Greenberg along with discussing some of the findings.

Richard Walker, a Professor of University of South Florida School of Medicine has mentioned to a media source that the study of the special case of Brook Greenberg would help to “unlock some of the secrets of age and development”. However, for the family of the girl she is still a kid who cries when hungry and laughs when happy.

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