Scientists think 8-year-old could hold secrets to immortality

Updated: Friday, August 16 2013, 11:27 PM EDT
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BILLINGS, Mont. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An 8-year-old girl from Montana has become the center of research for stopping the aging process.

Little Gabby Williams has facial features of a newborn and weighs only 11 pounds.

Williams has a mysterious condition shared by only a few others in the world that slows her rate of aging.

A medical researcher is studying people with Williams' condition looking for a gene that could pose as a kind of off-switch, possibly making one biologically immortal.
Scientists think 8-year-old could hold secrets to immortality
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