Life Scientists Earn a Hefty Sum

As a handful of scientists became $3 million richer last week, some people are questioning whether or not the prize is appropriate.

The first eleven recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences were announced on Feb. 20. The award was established by millionaires, including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, to “recognize excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life,” according to the foundation’s website.

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