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The co-founder of Wikipedia and the leader of the Human Genome project were among the six recipients of the annual Dan David Prize at Tel Aviv University Sunday evening.

Mr Jimmy Wales. (photo credit:Courtesy)
Mr Jimmy Wales. (photo credit:Courtesy)

The co-founder of Wikipedia and the leader of the Human Genome project were among the six recipients of the annual Dan David Prize at Tel Aviv University Sunday evening.

“Once again we are welcoming in Tel Aviv some of the greatest contributors to the advancement of humanity – this year in fields that are connected to the way we gain knowledge and share information,” said Ariel David, the son of the late Dan David and a board member of the Dan David Prize and Dan David Foundation.

Each year, the Dan David Foundation awards $1 million in each of three categories – past, present and future – which is then divided up among the recipients within each grouping.

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