Dr. Leena Peltonen

 

 

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: Finnish genetics researcher whose team discovered mutated genes responsible for 15 inherited diseases and established the Department of Human Genetics at UCLA in 1998.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: June 16, 1952

 

Died: March 11, 2010

 

Location: Helsinki, Finland