James L. Sorenson, a pioneer in DNA research has died. A self-made billionaire, he used his wealth in many causes.
Genealogists in particular are aware of his efforts with DNA and genealogy. In 1999 he started the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. The group has collected more than 70,000 DNA samples, together with four-generation pedigree charts, from volunteers in more than 100 countries around the world.
A lengthy obituary article is posted on Genealogy Bank:
BTW, am I mistaken, or does Mr. Sorenson's obit photo bear an uncanny resemblance to Lucky the Leprechaun of Lucky Charms fame?