Shinya Yamanaka has been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on induced pluripotent stem cell technology, reports Agence France Presse. "Using [Yamanaka's] method to create stem cells, scientists all over the world are making great strides in research in medical drug testing and biotechnology," the prize jury said. Yamanaka splits the €1.2 million award with Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux open-source operating system. Previously, the Millennium Technology Prize has been awarded to Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, and Michael Graetzel, who made a cheap polar power cell.
A Millennial Prize
Jun 14, 2012