Japan Prize 2014 recipient C. David Allis of the United States speaks as another recipient Yasuharu Suematsu of Japan, listens during a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The Japan ... more 
Japan Prize 2014 recipient C. David Allis of the United States speaks as another recipient Yasuharu Suematsu of Japan, listens during a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The Japan Prize Foundation announced Wednesday Allis, the Joy and Jack Fishman prof. at the Rockefeller University in New York, won the annual prize in the "Life Science" field for his world-first "discovery of histone modifications as fundamental regulators of gene expression" and Suematsu, honorary prof. of Tokyo Institute of Technology, in the "Electronics, Information and Communication" field for his "pioneering research on semiconductor lasers for high-capacity, long-distance optical fiber communication." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) less 
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Wed, Jan 29, 2014 3:21 AM EST