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23 New 'Geniuses' Pushing The Boundaries Of Art And Science Today

From a 44-year-old microbiologist to a 32-year-old long-form journalist to a 67-year-old jewelry maker, the 2016 class of MacArthur Fellows is a diverse selection of the sharpest minds in America today. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the recipients of its annual MacArthur Fellowship ? commonly referred to as the “Genius Grant” ? early Thursday morning.
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