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Alan Gewirtz, professor of hematology/oncology at the University of Pennsylvania and antisense researcher, died last month.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Gewirtz died of lung cancer.

He was born in New York City, and received an AB in marine biology from Colgate University in 1971 and an MD from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976. He joined Penn in 1990, and became a member of the school's Institute for Human Gene Therapy in 1993.

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