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Helen Ranney Dies

Hematologist Helen Ranney, best known for finding the genetic cause of sickle cell disease died on April 5, reports the New York Times. She was 89 years old. More than 50 years ago, Ranney developed a method of distinguishing normal hemoglobin from the abnormal hemoglobin found in sickle cell patients, the Times says.

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