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Hood Wins $500K Russ Prize

Leroy Hood, the pioneer of high-speed gene sequencing machines, has added another big item for his trophy case. Hood has won the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, a $500,000 award for bioengineering achievement that is presented by the National Academy of Engineering. Hood has previously received a number of prestigious honors, including the Lasker Award, the Kyoto Prize, and the Lemelson-MIT Prize for Invention and Innovation.