Katie Couric - "Is There a Way to Slow Your Aging Process?"

 – January 10, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

Brooke Greenberg, a 20-year-old woman who has not grown in 15 years, may in fact hold one of the keys to a medical mystery: Why do we age and is there any way to slow or suspend the aging process? As a research scientist directing the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Eric Schadt is using state of the art technologies and sophisticated mathematical algorithms to increase understanding of the complexity of Brooke's condition. "What we’ve gone into is sequencing her DNA. We are reading every single letter of her DNA and are trying to pinpoint what the changes in her compared to her family that might give rise to this situation. From a scientific standpoint, this can blow a whole field of science wide open." Learn more