A dozen people were honored by US President Barack Obama for their achievements in science, reports the Associated Press. Among the National Medal of Science winners were the Whitehead Institute's Rudolf Jaenisch, who was recognized for his work on epigenetic regulation of gene expression, and California Institute of Technology's Jacqueline Barton for her study of DNA repair.

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