NEW YORK, April 24 - Leroy Hood, president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, is to be awarded the $500,000 Lemelson MIT prize tonight at an invitation-only ceremony to be held by the Lemelson-MIT Foundation at Boston's John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

 

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