Dr. Motulsky narrowly escaped the Nazis as a teenager and went on to become what one scientist called “a maestro of human genetics.”
Denise GradyHe was a teenager on a German ship full of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis in 1939. It reached Florida, but the U.S. would not let them in, and sent them back to Europe. Somehow Dr. Arnold Motulsky survived, and became a founder of medical genetics.
Baby Boy Royer, who underwent an operation for spina bifida as a fetus, had the biggest defect that the surgical team had attempted to repair.
Denise GradyA baby who had experimental surgery in the womb for a severe spinal defect that can paralyze the legs was born on Friday, kicking his feet. Beautiful boy. Brave parents. Clever doctors.