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Judith Sulzberger Dies

Judith Sulzberger, who helped found the genome center at Columbia University that bears her name, has died, reports The New York Times. She was 87. Sulzberger became a doctor, and worked in private practice and clinical research, to avoid the family business — her family owns The New York Times. In the early 1990s, she provided the funding to establish the genome center at Columbia that focuses on using "genetics to identify the risks of disease, improve human health, and extend life." Sulzberger headed up special projects at the center and chaired the advisory board. Her own research at the center looked into the genome of the mosquito that transmits malaria.

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