Scientists think 8-year-old could hold secrets to immortality
Updated: Saturday, August 17 2013, 12:27 AM EDT
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.