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Dr. Lee Hood Receives NAS MEDAL

“Science must be enshrined in our hearts and our minds, for science is the key to inventing a future that has power, beauty, simplicity, and the ability to let all of us reach our potential,” said Dr. Leroy Hood upon receiving the National Academy of Sciences Award for Chemistry in Service to Society, which was awarded on Sunday, April 30. Watch the full acceptance speech here.

Read the full citation for Dr. Hood’s award.

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