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All six Americans who won Nobel Prizes in science this year were immigrants — a fact widely noted as anti-immigrant rhetoric flared on the campaign trail.

At the glitzy Breakthrough Prize ceremony in Silicon Valley on Sunday night, two of the five winners of the $3 million prizes for biomedical science were US immigrants.


And one of them, Dr. Huda Yahya Zoghbi, is acutely aware that she might not even have been allowed in the country if Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigrants had been in place when she came to the United States from Lebanon.

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