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Flossie Wong-Staal (1946–2020)

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Science  11 Sep 2020:
Vol. 369, Issue 6509, pp. 1308
DOI: 10.1126/science.abe4095

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Flossie Wong-Staal, a leader in HIV research at the onset of the AIDS epidemic, died on 8 July at the age of 73. A pioneer in the genetic structure and regulatory mechanisms of HIV, Wong-Staal played a key role in showing that HIV causes AIDS. She was also a trailblazer for female scientists.

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