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LinkAsia | Oct 11
The "Red Sorghum" author, who has come under fire from dissident writers for being too close with the government, is the first Chinese resident cit...
Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka just received a Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery that human cells can be reprogrammed.
The Japanese stem cell researcher is sharing the prize with British scientist John Gurdon, for discovering ways to create tissue that would act like embryonic cells, without the need to harvest human embryos. Yamanaka celebrated the win, but acknowledged his role as a scientist:
This brings me great joy, but at the same time I feel a great sense of responsibility. Stem cell research is still a very new field.