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Science  18 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5397, pp. 2183
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5397.2183b

Nine scientists, one heart surgeon, two industrial teams, and two life science companies are the 1998 recipients of the National Medals of Science and Technology, the White House announced last week.

For science, the winners are: Bruce Ames, epidemiologist, University of California, Berkeley; Don Anderson, geophysicist, California Institute of Technology; John Bahcall, astrophysicist, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; John Cahn, materials scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Cathleen Morawetz, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; Janet Rowley, cancer geneticist, University of Chicago; Eli Ruckenstein, chemical engineer, State University of New York, Buffalo; George Whitesides, chemist, Harvard University; William Julius Wilson, sociologist, Harvard University.

The National Medals of Technology, administered by the Department of Commerce, go to: heart transplant surgeon Denton Cooley, president, Texas Heart Institute; Kenneth Thompson and Dennis Ritchie, computer scientists, Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs; Robert Fraley, Robert Horsch, Ernest Jaworski, and Stephen Rogers, Monsanto Co.; Biogen Inc., of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., of New York.

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