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Is there a cure for progeria?

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At this time, there's no cure for progeria, but researchers are working on finding one. A kind of cancer drug, FTIs (farnesyltransferase inhibitors), may fix the damaged cells.

From: Progeria WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Progeria Research Foundation: "Progeria 101/FAQ."

Progeria Research Foundation. "The Progeria Handbook: A Guide for Families and Health Care Providers of Children with Progeria."

Mayo Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Progeria."

Genetics Home Reference: "Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Progeria Research Foundation: "Progeria 101/FAQ."

Progeria Research Foundation. "The Progeria Handbook: A Guide for Families and Health Care Providers of Children with Progeria."

Mayo Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Progeria."

Genetics Home Reference: "Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

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