November 11, 2014 5:08 PM

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The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced that Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator Jennifer A. Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley is among six scientists awarded the Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences, which honor transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.

The Breakthrough Prizes recognize pioneering work in physics and genetics, cosmology, and neurology and mathematics. Each prize carries an award of $3 million. Live streaming of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Symposium at Stanford University will begin at 9 a.m., PST, today.

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