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Online Nominations for 2014 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences are Open
Date:9/3/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, September 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Up to five prizes of $3 million each to be awarded

The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation announces the opening of online nomination website for its 2014 prizes. The rules and nomination form are available to the public at http://www.breakthroughprizeinlifesciences.org. Anyone can nominate a candidate online and all submissions must be completed by a third party.

Nominations will be accepted through October 2, 2013.

This year the Foundation will award up to five prizes of $3 million each, sponsored by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri Milner. All prizes will be awarded for research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life, with special attention to recent discoveries. One prize sponsored by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki is aimed specifically at advancements in Parkinson's disease research.

The 2014 prize winners will be chosen by the Foundation's Selection Committee, which is comprised of prior recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, including:

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