Pioneering geneticist Liane Russell, whose findings are the reason doctors today ask women if they are pregnant before giving them X-rays, died on July 20. She was 95.
Dr. Liane Russell was a pioneer in #radiobiology and #genetics. Her work is the foundation of our understanding of the dangers of radiation exposure during embryonic and fetal development. #WomenWhoCurie #inspiringwomen
Liane Russell, Who Studied Radiation’s Effects on Embryos, Dies at 95.Her findings led to cautions against X-rays for pregnant women. She also discovered that the presence of the Y chromosome meant a mammalian embryo was male. #womeninSTEM
Mega Mouse Project! < /great moments in rad bio > RIP Liane - you done good.
RIP Liane Russell, geneticist at Oak Ridge Labs who discovered that the Y chromosome determines maleness in mammals, and who studied the effects of radiation on embryos.
Liane Russell, Who Studied Radiation’s Effects on Embryos, Dies at 95