A new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences has been awarded to 11 scientists, according to a press release from the Milner Foundation. The prize is sponsored by Genetech's Art Levinson, Google's Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki from 23andMe, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri Milner, the founder of Mail.ru Group.

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