Mary-Claire King

April 6, 2021

King transformed cancer genetics and oncology by discovering inherited breast cancer susceptibility due to BRCA1 gene mutations.

May 23, 2018

Dr. Mary-Claire King was recently on the Indiana University campus to receive the Hermann J. Muller award, and to give this year’s Muller Lecture on genetics and genomics. While she was there, she joined host Aaron Cain in the WFIU studios.

May 14, 2018

The Shaw Foundation in Hong Kong has announced that the renowned UW Medicine researcher will receive the 2018 Shaw Prize in the Life Sciences and Medicine for her pioneering work in breast cancer genetics. 

February 8, 2018

American genetics scientist Mary-Claire King, credited with connecting a gene mutation with breast cancer, is among the winners of Israel’s prestigious Dan David Prize this year.

September 19, 2017

In an essay, Mary-Claire King describes the lows and highs of the week of April Fools’ Day in 1981. Her husband announced he was leaving, having fallen in love with a grad student.  Then her house was ransacked.

In a White House ceremony today, May 19, President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Science to UW Medicine researcher Mary-Cla

The White House today announced that Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., a University of Washington professor of medicine (medical genetics) and genome sciences, will receive the National Medal of

Writer Claudia Dreifus talks with University of Washington scientist Mary-Claire King about what led to her breast-cancer gene discovery, the work that has followed, and why King thinks women

The University of Washington and UW Medicine announced today that Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., UW professor of medicine (medical genetics) and genome sciences, will receive the 2014 Lasker-

"Once a young woman reaches 30 or so, if she has a mutation in one of the genes, she should know about it," Mary-Claire King said in a conversation with TIME magazine.

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