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U.S. public servants sacrifice cash prizes


President Barack Obama had to give up his $1.4 million Nobel Peace prize award, but at least he got to choose which charities would benefit — he named 10, with the largest share going to Fisher House, which houses families of wounded veterans while they receive treatment.

BUSHNo such luck for Dr. Francis Collins, head of the U.S. National Institutes of  Health.

Collins just won a one-third share of the $500,000 Albany Medical Center prize, the award for medicine or science in the United States.

Collins shares the glory with Dr. Eric Lander of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University and David Botstein, the director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University.