The 22 recipients of this year's 'genius' grants receive $500,000 over the next five years. The winners from California are William Seeley of UC San Francisco, who is researching treatments for early-onset dementia, and Marin County poet Kay Ryan, known for her spare, often witty verses.
A UC San Francisco neurologist working to crack the mysteries of early-onset dementia and a Marin County poet known for her spare, often witty verses are among the 22 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.
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