Dr. Arno G. Motulsky, a global pioneer in human genetics, died Jan. 17 in Seattle at the age of 94. Through his research, writing and mentoring, he helped create and define the field of medical genetics.
Dr. Eduardo Mendez, a UW Medicine surgical oncologist and Fred Hutch researcher known for extraordinary talent and compassion with patients, died Jan. 5 with family at his side. He was 45 and had battled cancer himself for two years.
In an essay, Mary-Claire King describes the lows and highs of the week of April Fools’ Day in 1981. Her husband announced he was leaving, having fallen in love with a grad student. Then her house was ransacked.