"a long life may not be good enough" "but a good life is long enough"
The human race had always longed for eternal life although the harsh reality is that we can't live forever whatever the circumstances
Though we developed things that can prolong our life even if it is just for a little time little.
But do you know that there is a strange genetic condition which actually make that person age quicker?
Progeria is a rare genetic condition that causes a person to age prematurely. Children with progeria appear healthy, but by the age of 2 years, they look as if they have become old too fast.
There are different types of progeria, but the classic type is known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS).
It is caused by a mutation in the lamin A (LMNA) gene, and it involves severe hardening of the arteries from a young age.
Children with this condition live on average for 14 years, because of the likelihood of developing atherosclerosis.
Around the world, 134 children are thought to have progeria across 46 countries. It is believed to affect 1 in every 4 million newborns of both sexes and all ethnicities.
Thirty years ago, little was known about the cause of progeria. In 2003, a progeria gene was discovered. This has given hope that a cure might one day be found.
It is sometimes called "Benjamin Button disease," after Scott Fitzgerald's fictional character.
However, in the story, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Fitzgerald's character ages backward. People with progeria age forward but quickly.