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PR EDITH HEARD FRS - Biological sciences

Director General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory,
Chair of Epigenetics and Cellular Memory at the Coll├Ęge de France, Paris, France,
Former Director of the Genetics and Developmental Biology Unit at the Institut Curie

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Awarded for her fundamental discoveries of mechanisms governing epigenetic processes that allow mammals to regulate proper gene expression, which is essential for life.