Jerome Lejeune

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What is the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life?

Aug 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A controversy over a book and statements made on Twitter has recently drawn increased attention to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy... Read more

Dr. Jérôme Lejeune (1926-1994). Credit: Fondation Jérôme Lejeune

New documentary chronicles life of Catholic scientist Jerome Lejeune, heroic Down syndrome advocate

Dec 18, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A documentary produced by a French filmmaker about Venerable Jerome Lejeune, a Catholic doctor and scientist who left a legacy... Read more

Dr. Jérôme Lejeune (1926-1994). Credit: Fondation Jérôme Lejeune via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Pope Francis recognizes heroic virtues of pioneering French geneticist Jerome Lejeune

Jan 21, 2021

Pope Francis recognized on Thursday the heroic virtues of Jérôme Lejeune, the French geneticist who discovered the extra chromosome that... Read more

Dr. Jerome Lejeune.

Down syndrome researcher’s sainthood cause a 'witness to life'

Mar 21, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The life of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, a French researcher who discovered the genetic cause of Down syndrome, is an example... Read more