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Lee Hood is the 2010 winner of the Kistler Prize that honors people who have, as its website states, helped elucidate "the connection between the human genome and human society." This $100,000 prize was awarded to Hood since his "discoveries have permanently changed the course of biology and revolutionized the understanding of genetics, life, and human health," said the Foundation for the Future, which awards the prize, in a statement.

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