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Caltech geneticist Giuseppe Attardi died in at his home in Altadena, Calif. last Saturday. Attardi studied mitochondria and was the first to show how mitochondrial RNA produced mRNA and the mitochondrial gene involved in that process. He also studied how mutations in mtRNA can lead to disease. Attardi was 84.

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