Deaths of note from around the world:
Leonard Lerman, 87: Molecular biologist whose discovery of how to manipulate DNA was a vital preliminary step in enabling others to decipher the basic building blocks of the genetic code. Died Sept. 19 at his home in Cambridge, Mass.
Fred Begun, 84: Brooklyn-born Juilliard graduate who spent 48 years as principal timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra but drew inspiration from jazz. Died Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C.
Eugene Genovese, 82: Prize-winning historian who challenged conventional thinking on slavery in the American South by stressing its paternalism as he traveled a personal intellectual journey from Marxism to conservative Catholicism. Died Wednesday at his home in Atlanta.