Congrats, Ron

Ron Davis is the winner of this year's Gruber Genetics Prize, the foundation announced. Davis, who directs the Stanford Genome Technology Center, is being honored for his work developing genetic and genomic approaches that "have been indispensable in creating the biotech infrastructure that has driven many of the genetic discoveries of recent decades," according to a press release from the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation.

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