NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Svante Pääbo has been chosen as winner of the 2013 Genetics Prize of the Gruber Foundation, an accolade that includes a $500,000 award.

Pääbo, who is director of the Department of Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, won the award because of his pioneering efforts in the field of molecular paleontology, which uses genomics technologies and approaches to study prehistoric life.

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