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.
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. She was the first recipient of the KS&A Patricia Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Kingdom charity Knowledge Support & Action. 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. In 2011 Ms. Jacobs received the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology.
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- Knowledge Support & Action - Patricia Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award[dead link]
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