National Medals of Science and Technology and Innovation
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents Arthur Levinson of Calico Life Sciences, LLC, with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, Levinson was awarded the medal Ã’for pioneering contributions to the fields of biotechnology and personalized medicine, leading to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases." The medals are the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government for achievements in science, technology, and innovation.
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