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The Bioinformatics Organization said this week that it will present the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award in the Life Sciences to Philip Bourne of the University of California, San Diego.

The annual award is given to a scientist "who epitomizes the open-source values" espoused by Benjamin Franklin, Bioinformatics.Org said in a statement. Bourne will be presented with the award at the 2009 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston on April 28.

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