Prof. Aubrey Milunsky Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

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Dr. Milunsky is Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Human Genetics in Cambridge, MA. He was Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, and Pathology. Boston University School of Medicine named... read morethe AUBREY MILUNSKY CHAIR IN HUMAN GENETICS. He served as a medical geneticist at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital for 12 years before his professorial appointments at Boston University. He is the author and/or editor of 27 books including the 8th edition of the major reference work Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment, now co-edited with his son Jeff, who was Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and Genomics at Boston University School of Medicine. In 1982 he was honored by election as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of England. In 1982, his Alma Mater, the University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine in Johannesburg, South Africa, conferred the D.Sc. degree for his work on the Prenatal Detection of Genetic Disorders. He is a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. He led the team that first located the gene for X-linked lymphoproliferative disease, first cloned the PAX3 gene for Waardenburg syndrome, and first demonstrated the 70% avoidance of spina bifida afforded by folic acid supplementation taken in the 3 months prior to pregnancy and the 3 months after conception. He and his co-workers made the first prenatal diagnosis of various genetic disorders. He is the author or co-author of over 400 scientific communications.