Progeria Research Foundation

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The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing treatments and, ultimately, a cure for progeria, a congenital disorder. The Foundation was established in 1999 by the family and friends of Sam Berns, a child with progeria, including Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns, his parents, and Audrey Gordon, his aunt.[1]

From their website, the Foundation's mission statement is: "To discover treatments and the cure for Progeria and its aging related disorders."

In 2003, The Progeria Research Foundation helped to discover the gene mutation that causes progeria and developed a diagnostic test for it.[1][2]

One of PRF's major campaigns is Find the Other 150, the goal of which is to identify and diagnose as many progeria patients as possible globally.

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  1. ^ a b Moore, Keith. Old at Age 3: The Story of Zachary Moore Old At Age 3, 2007 ISBN 061516062X, pp. 11–13
  2. ^ Klatz, Ronald. The New Anti-aging Revolution: Stopping the Clock for a Younger, Sexier, Happier You! ReadHowYouWant.com, 2009. ISBN 1458716228, p. 274

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