People in the News: Mary-Claire King, Robert Wild | GenomeWeb

Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, Seattle, has won the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science to recognize and honor her for contributions to medical science and society, particularly, her discovery of the gene BRCA1 and its role in hereditary breast cancer. King is the American Cancer Society Research Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the University of Washington.

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