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Sydney Brenner (1927–2019)

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Science  17 May 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6441, pp. 638
DOI: 10.1126/science.aax8563

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Sydney Brenner, an icon of science, died on 5 April at age 92. Sydney helped decipher the genetic code, he pioneered the use of Caenorhabditis elegans for genetic analysis, he made us think, and he made us laugh.