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Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has been awarded the 2020 Templeton Prize. The £1.1 million (US$1.3 million) prize, created by John Templeton in 1972, lauds research and other endeavors that highlight what "science brings to the deepest questions of the universe and humankind's purpose and place within it." 

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