Ignatius Press Podcast

Jérôme Lejeune: A Man of Science and Conscience

December 7, 2021

Stacy Trasancos talks to author Aude Dugast about Dugast's new biography of French scientist and pioneer in modern genetics, Jérôme Lejeune. An extraordinary man who put his brilliance at the service of children with Down syndrome, Lejeune advocated for their dignity, and he suffered attacks on his reputation as a result.

To write this definitive biography (https://bit.ly/3nDwhzo), Dugast spent eleven years consulting thousands of archives. She met at length with Lejeune’s wife and relatives, families of his patients, and his French and foreign collaborators.

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