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For his novel approach to creating maps that enable researchers to zoom in on the human genome and reveal features of DNA structure inside the nucleus, Erez Lieberman Aiden has been named the 2011 Grand Prize winner for the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists. The annual competition includes a grand prize award of $25,000 and is supported by GE Healthcare and the journal Science.

Families with children, teachers, early-career scientists, and all others with a curious mind are invited to come to events that are free and open to the public at the AAAS Annual Meeting, 17-21 February in Washington, D.C.

With cutting-edge lectures on topics such as climate change and science-based efforts to create better forms of energy as well as hands-on science activities for children, the AAAS Annual Meeting promises something for people of all ages and interests.