Nobel

4:48am

Mon October 8, 2012
The Two-Way

British, Japanese Researchers Win Nobel Prize In Medicine

Originally published on Mon October 8, 2012 7:07 am

John B. Gurdon (left) and Shinya Yamanaka will share the prize, worth about $1.2 million.
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded this morning to a British and a Japanese researcher who discovered that mature and specialized cells "can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body," according to the Nobel committee.

This year's honorees are John B. Gurdon of the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, England, and Shinya Yamanaka at Kyoto University in Japan. They will share the prize, worth about $1.2 million.

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