And the Nobel Prize Goes to ‘Stem Cell Pioneers’

This year’s Nobel of medicine went to to Shinya Yamanaka from Japan and Sir John B Gordon from Britain for their work on adult stem cells.

Sir Gordon proved adult mature cells can be made into immature cells in 1962. In a simple experiment,t he removed the nucleus of a mature frog cell and inoculated into an immature egg which was able to develop into a complete tadpole.

Dr. Yamanka, 40 years later, was able to insert few genes into mature cells and make them into a pluripotent stem cell which is able to develop into any type of specialized adult cell.

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