The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia named George Church the recipient of its 2011 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. The Harvard geneticist — who's being lauded for his "creative contributions to genomic science, including the development of DNA sequencing technologies, as well as for his subsequent efforts to promote personal genomics and synthetic biology" — will receive the $250,000 award at a ceremony in April. Six additional researchers will also be honored with Franklin Institute awards for their achievements in science in technology this coming spring.
Franklin Institute Honors George Church
Nov 11, 2010