Saturday, March 1, 2014

Women in Science: Dr. Marthe Gautier, French scientist

French Dr. Marthe Gautier discovered in 1957 that trisomy 21 is the cause of Down syndrome, " a genetic problem associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability" (Wikipedia).

Dr. Marthe Gautier has been denied credit for her discovery so far, but at 88 years old, she is still living.  It is still possible to right this old wrong.  You can read on this link the whole story:

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