Rita Colwell and Nina Fedoroff are among this week's winners of the National Science Foundation’s 2006 National Medals of Science and Technology.
Fedoroff also this week was named science and technology adviser to US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.
Colwell, a former NSF director, and Fedoroff will receive their awards at a White House celebration on July 27.

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