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Hudson Freeze, a lead researcher who helped discover the genetic abnormality that causes Saul Wilson Syndrome.
New discovery in rare condition thanks to Shelby County woman

Monica Zaring has spent her life without answers, but the Shelby County resident could be the reason others finally get some.

Zaring has a rare form of dwarfism called Saul Wilson Syndrome, and thanks to her help, researchers have managed to identify the specific gene that causes Saul Wilson Syndrome.

“I’m thirty years old, and growing up I never had any answers,” Zaring said. “For them to find the gene, now they can hopefully get a lot more answers for the younger kids that they have found.”