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Mary-Claire King, PhD, professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics, and Peter Greenberg, PhD, professor of Microbiology, were among the 20 Citation Laureates named by Clarivate Plc.

Citation Laureates are individuals whose research publications are highly cited and whose contributions in their fields have been extremely influential and transformative. They have each had an outstanding impact on scientific discovery worldwide.

King was recognized as a scientific leader in the fields of physiology and medicine for demonstrating inherited susceptibility for breast and ovarian cancer and discovering the role played by mutations of the BRCA1 gene.

Greenberg was noted as a scientific leader in the field of chemistry for investigating how quorum sensing, a chemical communication system, regulates of gene expression in bacteria.

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