Dr. Victor A. McKusick

RESEARCHER: Dr. Victor A. McKusick was a pioneer in linking diseases to specific genes and began the first database of gene functions, which now includes more than 18,000 human genes. He also established the medical genetics department at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000116" title="Johns Hopkins University" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/johns-hopkins-university-OREDU0000116.topic">Johns Hopkins University</a> in 1957, one of the first in the U.S.
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( Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun / July 23, 2008 )

RESEARCHER: Dr. Victor A. McKusick was a pioneer in linking diseases to specific genes and began the first database of gene functions, which now includes more than 18,000 human genes. He also established the medical genetics department at Johns Hopkins University in 1957, one of the first in the U.S.

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