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Art Levinson, Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri Milner Announce the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Date:2/20/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

11 Inaugural winners receive US$3 million each for Groundbreaking Achievements in Life Science Research

Art Levinson , Sergey Brin , Anne Wojcicki , Mark Zuckerberg , Priscilla Chan and Yuri Milner announced today the launch of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences ("Breakthrough Prize"), recognizing excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. The prize will be administered by the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation ("Foundation") dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, celebrating scientists and generating excitement about the pursuit of science as a career.

The first 11 recipients of the Breakthrough Prize are:

  • Cornelia I. Bargmann
  • David Botstein
  • Lewis C. Cantley
  • Hans Clevers
  • Napoleone Ferrara
  • Titia de Lange
  • Eric S. Lander
  • Charles L. Sawyers
  • Bert Vogelstein
  • Robert A. Weinberg
  • Shinya Yamanaka    

All prize winners have agreed to serve on the Selection Committee of the Foundation to choose recipients of future prizes.

Founding sponsors of the Breakthrough Prize include Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki , Mark Zuckerb
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