August 5, 2013 - By John Sanford
Davis, PhD, professor of genetics and of biochemistry; Hogness, PhD, professor emeritus of biochemistry; and Botstein, PhD, who is now on the faculty of Princeton University and who previously held professorships at Stanford and MIT, will share the $250,000 prize and be honored Oct. 3 at a symposium at Harvard Medical School.
The researchers' discoveries led to the identification of thousands of disease genes and helped to establish the framework for the Human Genome Project. The Alpert Prize recognizes researchers for basic discoveries that promise to improve human health.
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