Reprogramming Prize

For their work on reprogramming cells, John Gurdon at Cambridge University in the UK and Shinya Yamanaka from Japan's Kyoto University have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Reuters reports. "The Nobel Prize recognizes two scientists who discovered that mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body," The Nobel committee says in a press release.

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