$21 Million in Breakthrough Prize giving announced

They sure turned heads when they announced the Breakthrough Prize back in February. Now, ten short months later, these six key players and their advisory panel (which includes their first eleven recipients of the prize), are ready to announce their 2014 winners. Let’s take a peek, shall we?
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Tech Supergroup Unveils Multimillion-Dollar Life Science Grant Competition

Some of the biggest names in the tech industry recently came together to announce the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, a competition for the biology research community that rewards researchers who develop cures for "intractable diseases" and who can manage to "extend human life" with a $3 million grant. The Prize's founders have visions of making the Breakthrough Prize as important as the Nobel prizes.

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