The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Kári Stefánsson, MD, founder of deCODE genetics, the 2017 recipient of the annual William Allan Award.

The William Allan Award is the top prize given by the ASHG and recognises a scientist for substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics. It was established in 1961 in memory of William Allan, MD (1881-1943), one of the first American physicians to conduct extensive research on human genetics and hereditary diseases.

Dr. Stefánsson will receive his award, on Wednesday, October 18, during ASHG’s 67th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. He will present his William Allan Award address immediately thereafter.

See ASHG Press Release