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The award recognises Professor Higgs' major contribution to our understanding of how mammalian genes are switched on and off, and using haematopoiesis as a model to understand how genes function.

Photo of man in glasses against background, with text saying Genetics Society Medal 2023

Speaking to the Genetics Society, Professor Higgs said 'I am delighted to have been awarded this year’s Genetics Society Medal. Over the years we have learnt so much about gene regulation and the principles underpinning human genetic disease from studying the globin genes. Most importantly this work has been carried out by successive generations of the most talented students and post-docs that I have been so fortunate to mentor. This recognition is for all of them."

Read more on the Genetics Society website.