This Day in Jewish History / Birth of a Scientist Who Linked Birth Defects to Genes

Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch found refuge from the Nazis in the U.S. and proved that certain abnormalities originate in mutation.

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October 6, 1907 is the birthday of Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch, the German-born pioneer of the field of differential genetics, who prevailed as a scientist despite the anti-Semitism she experienced early in her...