ASHG honors Mary-Claire King with ASHG Advocacy Award

20:00 EDT 15 Jul 2018 | AAAS

(American Society of Human Genetics) ASHG has named Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., as the 2018 recipient of the Advocacy Award. Dr. King is American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. This award honors individuals or groups who have exhibited excellence and achievement in applications of human genetics for the common good, in areas such as facilitating public awareness of genetics issues, promoting funding for biomedical research, and integrating genetics into health systems.

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