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William Schull, a U.S. geneticist who conducted pioneering research on the health effects of radiation from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, died Tuesday of lung cancer in Houston, Texas, people close to him said. He was 95.

Schull came to Japan in 1949, four years after the bombs were dropped in the closing days of World War II, as part of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission set up by the U.S. government.

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