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Rare disease sets mom’s research agenda

Leslie Gordon and family

Leslie Gordon (right, with son Sam and husband Scott Berns) began studying progeria after her son’s diagnosis.

When a child is diagnosed with a mysterious disease, the lives of everyone in the family change. But when Leslie Gordon’s son Sam was diagnosed with a rare premature aging disease, the lives of dozens of families changed. As a pediatrician and medical researcher at Brown University, Gordon set out to learn what caused her son’s condition and how to treat it.

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