Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies
Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies
The Nobel laureate was a proponent of LSD, a consultant for O.J. Simpson’s legal defense, and the creator of a company that infused jewelry with celebrities’ DNA.
Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies
Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies

The Nobel laureate was a proponent of LSD, a consultant for O.J. Simpson’s legal defense, and the creator of a company that infused jewelry with celebrities’ DNA.

The Nobel laureate was a proponent of LSD, a consultant for O.J. Simpson’s legal defense, and the creator of a company that infused jewelry with celebrities’ DNA.

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Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2019
The Northwestern University professor developed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, an invaluable technique for detecting and identifying individual molecules.
Plant Biologist Killed on Solo Camping Trip in British Columbia
Plant Biologist Killed on Solo Camping Trip in British Columbia
Shawna Williams | Aug 8, 2019
Leonard Dyck is remembered for sharing his passion for plants with students at the University of British Columbia.
Prolific Sleep Researcher Christian Guilleminault Dies
Prolific Sleep Researcher Christian Guilleminault Dies
Sanjeet Bagcchi | Aug 6, 2019
He was involved in the first identification and classification of sleep disorders and outlined protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.
Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2019
The Johns Hopkins University researcher’s work helped solidify the link between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, leading to the approval of the HPV vaccine in 2006.
Geneticist Liane Russell Dies
Geneticist Liane Russell Dies
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
She conducted innovative research in mutagenesis and teratogenesis related to radiation and chemical exposures, identifying risks to fetuses.
Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 22, 2019
He was the cofounder of the Hastings Center and wrote nearly 50 books on topics including abortion, aging, and medical progress.
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2019
He developed an MRI-based map of the human cortex, discovered genetic risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases, and wrote about his struggles with ALS.
Developmental Biologist Suzanne Eaton Found Dead in Greece
Developmental Biologist Suzanne Eaton Found Dead in Greece
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 9, 2019
Eaton studied morphology and growth during development at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics.
Hematologist and Oncologist Eugene Frenkel Dies
Hematologist and Oncologist Eugene Frenkel Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 2, 2019
Frenkel investigated drug resistance in cancers and how vitamin B12 deficiency damages neurons.