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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

First $1 million Gotham Prize awarded

Alexander Varshavsky, a Professor of Cell Biology at the California Institute of Technology, is the first winner of the $1 million Gotham Prize for cancer research.  For details, see today's press release.

PS:  For background, see my post from May 2007, when the prize was first announced:

The Gotham Prize...doesn't specifically require OA for research results, but it does specifically try to counteract the data hoarding and secrecy that often accompany promising new ideas, especially in their early stages.