Gary Ruvkun, PhD, was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences on November 9, along with Victor Ambros for their work on the discovery of microRNAs and their broad use in biology.

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced the recipients of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences. These distinguished winners, along with previously announced recipients in the Mathematics category, each receive a $3 million prize.

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