11 researchers receive $3M each for their work in life sciences

02/21/2013 | ScienceMag.org

The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, funded by a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, awarded 11 scientists $3 million each in recognition of their "excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life." The winners range in specialties including genetics and stem cells, and include scientists from universities and research institutions from around the world. The award is more than double the amount of a Nobel Prize.

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