|Born||1934 (age 82–83)|
|Alma mater||University of St Andrews|
|Known for||Klinefelter syndrome|
Career and research
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
In 1981, she received the William Allan Memorial Award from the American Society of Human Genetics. In 1993, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS). She was the first recipient of the KS&A Patricia Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. 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.
- Chronology of Human Genetics[dead link]
- University of Southampton - Professor Patricia A Jacobs
- Hamerton, J L (September 1982). "The William Allan Memorial Award. Presented to Patricia A. Jacobs, D.Sc., at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Dallas, October 28–31, 1981.". Am J Hum Genet. 34 (6): 683–688. PMC . PMID 6751074.
- The Royal Society website; accessed 2008-07-21[dead link]
- Knowledge Support & Action - Patricia Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award Archived June 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Top honour for scientist". Salisbury Journal. 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
- "Salisbury District Hospital Geneticist Wins International Honour". Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. 1938-01-03. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
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