Victor McKusick, Mark Ostrowski

Victor McKusick will receive the 2008 Japan Prize in medical genetics and genomics. He is a professor emeritus of medical genetics at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. McKusick, who is 86, is honored for the “establishment of medical genetics and contributions to its development.” At a ceremony in April, he will receive a medal and ¥50 million ($470,000). McKusick, who spent six decades at Johns Hopkins, retired last month.

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