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Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

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Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

The Breakthrough Prize was founded by Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Yuri Milner, Julia Milner, Jack Ma, and Pony Ma. It was meant to reward outstanding breakthroughs and achievements in 3 fields – life sciences, physics, and math – as well as to inspire the next generation of scientists. The 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences was awarded to 4 outstanding scientists for their achievements in life sciences. 1) Drug for SMA - Bennett and Krainer Bennett and Krainer were able to develop a new drug for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) which is the leading genetic cause of infant death. SMA affects...

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