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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Mary-Claire King

Title:

Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medicine (Medical Genetics)

Affiliation:

University of Washington

Gender:

Female

Award Discipline:

Biological Sciences

Award Year:

2014

Citation:

"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."

Award will be presented by President Barack Obama at a future White House ceremony (date TBD).

 

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