Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name King, Mary-Claire
Location University of Washington
Primary Field Genetics
Secondary Field Medical Genetics, Hematology and Oncology
 Election Citation
King was the first to identify, by linkage mapping, a genetic predisposition to breast cancer, establishing a paradigm for the study of genes causing common diseases. She also used genomic sequencing to identify children orphaned during the Argentinean dictatorship, illustrating how genetic technology can benefit humanity.

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