Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., a Professor from the University of California, Berkeley, will be the 2014 recipient of the Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Doudna, a Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, studies what she calls “the secret life of RNA,” the molecule that carries out the instructions of DNA by encoding and controlling the expression of genetic information. Doudna will be presented the Lurie Prize medal and a $100,000 honorarium on May 20 in Washington, D.C.

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