17-year-old girl living in ‘100-year-old body' dies

April 3, 2015 4:03 PM

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17-year-old girl living in ‘100-year-old body' dies

A British teen who tugged at heart strings internationally after developing a rare disease that caused her body to mimic that of a 100-year-old’s has died at age 17, news.sky.com reported.

Hayley Okines, of East Sussex, had been diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a medical condition that causes those affected to age eight times faster than normal. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the syndrome occurs in 1 in 4 million newborns worldwide, and only...

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