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The Human Connectome

Effort to relate brain connectivity to individual capabilities will establish a new baseline for future studies

by Michael C. PurdyOctober 4, 2014

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Michael C. Purdy was a medical sciences writer covering research discoveries in pathology and immunology, medical microbiology, cell biology, radiology and neurology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and went on to work as a science writer at the Department of Energy, Johns Hopkins University, and then Washington University. He was an active member of Mensa and the National Association of Science Writers. <a href="https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/obituary-michael-c-purdy-47-medical-sciences-writer/">Purdy died in 2016</a> at age 47 of an inoperable brain tumor. At the time of his death, he was pursuing a master’s degree in education and was very close to earning his degree.