Alexander Bearn Dies | GenomeWeb

Alexander Bearn Dies

Alexander Bearn, a pioneer in the field of human biochemical genetics, died of heart failure at the age of 86. Bearn determined that Wilson's disease, which is marked by a buildup of copper in organs, is genetic and is caused by a recessive trait, reports the New York Times. Bearn worked at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and Cornell University Medical College before moving into industry. He retired from Merck in 1988.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.