Susan Solomon looking into the camera
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71

Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.

Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.

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