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2022 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award Recipients Announced

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and The Gruber Foundation are delighted to announce that the 2022 recipients of the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award are Aude Bernheim, PhD, of INSERM; Kara McKinley, PhD, of Harvard University; and Viviane Slon, PhD, of Tel Aviv University. Funded by The Gruber Foundation and administered by the GSA, the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award…

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