The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medicine (Medical Genetics)
University of Washington
"For pioneering contributions to human genetics, including discovery of the BRCA1 susceptibility gene for breast cancer; and for development of genetic methods to match “disappeared” victims of human rights abuses with their families."
Presented by President Barack H. Obama in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2016.