NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Johns Hopkins University geneticist who has been called the “father of modern genetics,” Victor McKusick, died on Tuesday at the age of 86, JHU said.
McKusick founded JHU’s Division of Medical Genetics in 1957, and he was a presence at the university since his days in medical school, which he began in 1943. In 1969, he was one of the first to propose the human genome map.

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