linkurl:Francis Collins; and linkurl:J. Craig Venter,; former adversaries in the race for sequencing the human genome, are two of the six life scientist who will receive the linkurl:National Medal of Science; this year.
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Also among the awardees is linkurl:Joanna Fowler,; a neurochemist at Brookhaven National Laboratories, who also received this year's National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences for developing chemical probes for biomedical imaging studies. She studies how brain circuits are disrupted during drug addiction using positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Another winner, linkurl:Elaine Fuchs,; is a developmental cell biologist at The Rockefeller University and a Howard Hugh Medical Institute investigator. Her work focuses on multipotent stem cells of the skin. In 2006, she received the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Award for Scientific Excellence. Biochemist JoAnne Stubbe from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whom linkurl:__The Scientist__ recently profiled,; is being honored for her...

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