Everest Hensley Tanner is one of 200 people worldwide who have Wiedemann-Steiner Syndrome
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Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes developmental delay, unusual facial features, short stature, and reduction in muscle tone (hypotonia). It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, but all cases reported so far were sporadic. The syndrome was originally described in 1989 by Hans-Rudolf Wiedemann. The genetic basis for the syndrome was identified by Dr. Wendy D. Jones in 2012.