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Today is the birthday of the late Warren Delano, creator of the premier free and open source biomolecular modelling software, Pymol

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_L

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Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-) 

Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.

I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.

Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-) 

My one direct interaction with Warren, via email, helped me in non-obvious ways, which maybe I can get back to writing about later.

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