Dr. Charles Epstein

 

 

Age: 77

 

Summary: medical geneticist at the University of California-San Francisco who studied Down syndrome and pioneered genetic counseling for families with affected children but whose career was temporarily interrupted by a vicious 1993 attack by the notorious Unabomber.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: September 3, 1933

 

Death: February 18, 2011

 

Location: Tiburon, California