Friday, October 01, 2004

Neel, James Van Gundia

American geneticist (b. March 22, 1915, Hamilton, Ohio - d. Feb. 1, 2000, Ann Arbor, Mich.), was a pioneer in the field of genetics; his studies provided evidence of the genetic basis of numerous diseases, including sickle-cell anemia. In the late 1940s, as acting director of field studies for the National Research Council's Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, he led studies of the effects of radiation


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