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Date:1/22/2008

Institution, Woods Hole, Mass., "for development of the new field of 'chemical geodynamics' through the use of the chemical and isotopic signature of mantle-derived samples to map and constrain the dynamical evolution of the Earth's interior." The medal was established by the bequest of Arthur L. Day and has been awarded since 1972.

DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT MEDAL a medal and a prize of $15,000 awarded every four years in recognition of a most meritorious, recently published work in zoology or paleontology goes to JENNIFER A. CLACK, professor and curator of vertebrate paleontology, department of zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., "for studies of the first terrestrial vertebrates and the water-to-land transition, as illuminated in her book GAINING GROUND." The medal was established by gift of Margaret Henderson Elliot and has been awarded since 1917.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AWARD IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES a medal and prize of $15,000 awarded annually for innovative research in the chemical sciences that, in the broadest sense, contributes to the better understanding of the natural sciences and to the benefit of humanity goes to JOANNE STUBBE, Novartis Professor, departments of chemistry and biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, "for landmark work on the mechanisms and regulation of ribonucleotide reductases, a compelling demonstration of the power of chemical investigations to solve problems in biology." The award, supported by the Merck Company Foundation, has been presented since 1979.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AWARD FOR THE INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION OF SCIENCE a prize of $25,000 awarded every three years to recognize applications in industry of significant achievements in science goes to ROBERT T. FRALEY, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Monsanto Co., St. Louis, "for developing technologies that enabled the production of the world's first transgenic crops. These modified pla
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