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The National Academy of Sciences has awarded 18 individuals for their contributions in science, including Jeffrey Gordon, director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Gordon received the Selman A. Waksman award in microbiology for his work characterizing the human gut microbiome and for defining the genomic and metabolic foundations of its contributions to health and disease.

The award is supported by the Foundation for Microbiology and consists of a $5,000 prize in recognition of a major advance in the field of microbiology.

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