Patricia Jacobs

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Patricia Jacobs
Born 1934 (age 82–83)
Alma mater University of St Andrews[citation needed]
Known for Klinefelter syndrome

Patricia Ann Jacobs FRSE FRS FMedSci FRCPath (born 1934) is a Scottish geneticist and Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Southampton at Salisbury District Hospital. [1][2]

Career and research[edit]

In 1959, she was the first to describe a chromosomal abnormality in humans, the additional X chromosome (the 47,XXY karyotype) also known as Klinefelter syndrome.

Awards and honours[edit]

In 1981, she received the William Allan Memorial Award from the American Society of Human Genetics.[3] In 1993, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).[4] She was the first recipient of the KS&A Patricia Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. charity Knowledge Support & Action.[5] 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.[6] In 2011 Ms. Jacobs received the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology.[7]