Remembering Marcy Speer

Suzanne Leal wrote a very touching tribute in PLoS Genetics to Marcy Speer who passed away this summer.  Marcy was one of the reasons I went to grad school at Duke and was a wonderfully generous and brilliant scientist, mother, and friend.  I had the great opportunity to know her both when I worked at the CHG during and after college (where she would later become the director) and in her leadership role in my grad Program in Genetics (and Genomics) at Duke.  Her smile and bright outlook is missed but her scientific legacy will continue to influence a great many.

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