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For her advancements in understanding how the cell preserves the ends of chromosomes--telomeres--while replicating its DNA. Her breakthroughs in understanding the protective role of telomeres have increased our understanding of aging and cancer.
Note: "Franklin" Medals are not the same as "Benjamin Franklin" Medals. The Benjamin Franklin Medal was initiated in 1998 to represent the combined legacies of several historic medals, including the Franklin Medal.
Note: The Scott Medal is awarded by the City of Philadelphia. Prior to 1920, the Institute's Committee on Science and the Arts selected the medalists and the Scott Medals were presented on Awards Day at The Franklin Institute.
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