Gene Therapy Breakthrough Wins $1.15 Million Prize
(Lisbon) — Seven scientists from the U.S. and Britain are sharing a huge prize for their gene therapy cure for a rare genetic childhood blindness. The scientists received the award totaling more than a million dollars yesterday during a ceremony in Lisbon. The prize is awarded by Portugal’s Champalimaud Foundation. The annual award is presented for scientific work related to vision and it’s one of the world’s biggest science prizes. It’s more than the 987-thousand dollar awards for the Nobel Prizes in Medicine and Physiology.
The Americans honored are Michael Redmond of the National Eye Institute, Jean Bennett of the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Maguire of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Samuel Jacobson of the University of Pennsylvania, and William Hauswirth of the University of Florida.
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