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In Memory of Sheldon Krimsky: “Truly Adored Professor” and Fearless Critic of GMOs

Prof Krimsky has died at the age of 80

We were sad to hear that on 23 April Sheldon Krimsky, who for over more than 40 years made major contributions to the debate on genetic engineering, passed away in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the age of 80.

Stuart Newman, a founding member of the Council for Responsible Genetics that Krimsky headed and a professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College, tweeted, “I am very sorry to report the death of my friend and colleague Sheldon Krimsky. Shelly was a scholar who chronicled corruption in, and misuse of, science, and an activist of the highest integrity in opposition to these practices.”

On their website, Tufts University, where Krimsky was the Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, describe him as “a truly adored professor”.