Patricia Jacobs

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Patricia Ann Jacobs FRS FMedSci (born 1934) is a British geneticist, fellow of the Royal Society. She is Professor of Human Genetics in University of Southampton at Salisbury District Hospital. In 1993, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.[1]

In 1959, she was the first to describe a chromosomal abnormality in humans, the additional X chromosome (the 47,XXY karyotype) in Klinefelter syndrome and in 1981, she received the William Allan Memorial Award from the American Society of Human Genetics.[2] She was the first recipient of the KS&A Patricia Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Kingdom charity Knowledge Support & Action.[3] In February 2010 Ms Jacobs was elected as a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, the induction ceremony took place in April.[4] In 2011 Ms. Jacobs received the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology.[5]


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