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Latest Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation Stories

2011-10-07 14:44:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A scientific prodigy with a hands-on approach, Ronald W. Davis impressed the world of genetics with a stunning thesis describing one of the first mapping methods for DNA while he was still a graduate student. More than a generation later, his prolific inventiveness has earned him the respect and gratitude of the genetics community as well as the 2011 Genetics Prize of the Gruber Foundation. Thousands of his scientific colleagues will be on hand at the...

2011-06-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This year the Gruber Justice Prize honors five recipients who among them have challenged the world's most common forms of intolerance: racial, ethnic, religious, political, economic and gender-based. Hailing from South America, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, the honorees also underscore the sad truth that injustice knows no boundaries - and the more encouraging tenet that the quest for justice is universal. The sweep of the 2011 award...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Left without the legal protection of husbands after the ugly bloodletting of 1994, fifty women stood together in Rwanda to form AVEGA Agahozo, the Association of Widows of the Genocide, and 17 years later they are still helping one another and thousands of other survivors to get on with the business of living. For their work, the group will receive the 2011 Women's Rights Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, a $500,000 unrestricted cash...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, will receive the 2011 Neuroscience Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation for her pioneering work in unlocking genetic and molecular mysteries behind a number of devastating neurological disorders, including Rett syndrome, spinocerebellar ataxia type 1, and brain tumors called medulloblastomas. Her contributions have also greatly advanced our scientific understanding of autism, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's...

2011-06-08 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald W. Davis, PhD, a pioneer in innovative biotechnologies, particularly the development and practical application of recombinant DNA and genomic methods to biological organisms, will receive the 2011 Genetics Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. Davis, 69, has spent most of his professional life at Stanford University, where he is a professor of biochemistry and genetics. He also serves as director of the Stanford Genome Technology...