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2004 IDEAS Boston Speaker Awarded $3M Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

February 26, 2013

2004 IDEAS Boston Speaker, Geneticist, and and Molecular Biologist Eric Lander has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Founded by Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri Milner, the The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences recognizes excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. Eleven scientists received $3 million awards last Wednesday.

Lander tells The Boston Globe he plans to use some of the award money to turn material from his free online introductory biology class into useful material for high school classrooms. 

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