21 Aug 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: A researcher named Dr Richard Walker has found the route to biological immortality. Dr Walker, who has been studying a eight-year-old girl named Gabby Williams for the past two years, recently concluded that a rare genetic condition in Ms Williams' genome can lead to a prolonged life. Dr Walker, who is now retired from the University of Florida Medical School, US, performs his research in St Petersburg at All Children's Hospital,US.
As a result of her rare genetic condition , Ms Williams still looks and lives like a baby. She lives in a small suburb of Bilings, Montana with her family. She has never aged, weighs only 11 pounds and continues to wear diapers.
Dr Walker said that Ms Williams' physiological functions work in a way that causes their developmental process to retard. When this happens the bodily rate of change slows down so much that it becomes insignificant.
Dr Walker is also studying two other patients, a 29-year-old Florida man that's stuck in a 10-year old body and a Brazilian woman who is 31-years-old and lives in a 2-year-old's body. Dr Walker discovered that one of Ms Williams' genes is damaged. He says that if he can properly identify which gene is damaged they could use it to shut down a person's aging process. Once an individual reaches young adulthood if they could find a way to switch that particular gene off they could manually create a controlled type of biological immortality.
Basically, people would stop aging once they reach their maturation peak. Once everything developed a person would just stay that way. They would eventually die due to normal circumstances like diseases and accidents among others but will not die due to aging.