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Werner syndrome (WS) (sometimes Werner's syndrome), also known as "adult progeria", is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder which causes the appearance of premature aging.

Werner syndrome is named after the German scientist Otto Werner.

The odds of a baby being born with it are 1 in 100,000 live births.

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