Brin, Zuckerberg, Milner Award $3M Each To 11 Researchers

A foundation created by Silicon Valley tech elite on Wednesday awarded $3 million each to 11 health researchers studying stem cells, genetics, cancer and other diseases. The cash awards are more than double the size of the Nobel Prize. The awards were handed out at the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and wife Anne Wojcicki; Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan; and Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Yuri Milner.

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