Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

An interesting new scientific award has been making the news recently – the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Endowed by Internet billionaires Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Yuri Milner the prize aims to recocognise “excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life.” The award seems laudable, but GrrlScientist and Bob O’Hara, writing in The Guardian, argue that it is misguided and flawed.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2013/02/breakthrough-prize-in-life-sciences.html

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About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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