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Marjorie G. Horning
Born
Marjorie Janice Groothuis

(1917-08-23)August 23, 1917
Died June 11, 2020(2020-06-11) (aged 102)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Goucher College, University of Michigan
Awards Garvan–Olin Medal (1977)
Scientific career
Fields Biochemistry, Pharmacology
Institutions National Institutes of Health, Baylor College of Medicine

Marjorie Janice Groothuis Horning (August 23, 1917 – June 11, 2020) was an American biochemist and pharmacologist.

She was thought to be a leading scientist of chromatography for her work in developing new techniques and applying them to the study of drug metabolism.

She discovered that drugs and their metabolites can be transferred from a pregnant woman to her developing child, and later through breast milk, from a mother to a baby.

Horning's work made possible the prevention of birth defects, as doctors began to warn of the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and smoking during pregnancy.

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