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Local scientists honored, boosted by 'genius' grants

MacArthur fellowships stun winners

Wilson sees enormous value in the study of tiny fruit flies. Wilson sees enormous value in the study of tiny fruit flies.
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / September 23, 2008

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A Harvard neurobiologist who regularly does surgery on fruit fly brains smaller than a poppy seed and an MIT structural engineer who searches for modern design principles in Gothic churches are among the 25 winners of the $500,000 MacArthur "genius" grants announced today. (Full article: 996 words)

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