Cancer Genetics Pioneer Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Date: July 1, 2013
Bert Vogelstein, co-director of the Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his landmark work in cancer genomics and tumor suppressor genes.
Vogelstein is among 11 inaugural winners who will receive $3 million each for their groundbreaking research in the life sciences. The prize was established by technology entrepreneur Yuri Milner, Google founder Sergey Brin, 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.