The Girl Who Doesn't Age
July 11, 2009
Brooke Greenberg is the size of an infant, with the mental capacity of a toddler. She turned 16 in January.
Scientists are fascinated by Brooke’s case. Although there are other children who fail to grow or develop in some way, Brooke's case may be unique.
Brooke hasn't aged in the conventional sense -- her body is not developing as a coordinated unit, but as independent parts that are out of sync. She has never been diagnosed with any known genetic syndrome or chromosomal abnormality that would help explain why.