Nobel Prize

Nobel Laureate John Gurdon not a fan of idea of human cloning

Human cloning is an important issue at both scientific and societal levels. Earlier I included a guest post from bioethicist, Arthur Caplan, on human cloning. Today I am posting a short Q&A with Nobel Laureate John Gurdon. I asked Gurdon three specific questions and below each I have listed his answer. My sense is that …

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What was the strangest event for stem cells in 2012? Pick from top 5 in poll

Every year around this time I put my “best of” the year in stem cells including awards such as my Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. For example here are the 2011 awards. This year I’m also trying with difficult to decide on what was the craziest thing for stem cells that happened in …

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Poll: who should have shared in stem cell Nobel Prize in third slot?

The stem cell community is buzzing today with excitement about the Nobel Prizes deservedly awarded to Shinya Yamanaka and John Gurdon for their pioneering work on cellular reprogramming. However, it is also just as worked up about the strange omission in this award of what could have been a third scientist awarded the prize for …

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Nobel Prize 2012 for stem cells to Yamanaka & Gurdon: why only 2?

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Stem cell revolutionaries Drs. Shinya Yamanaka and John Gurdon have won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Gurdon cloned for the first animal, a frog, and Yamanaka produced induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a kind of stem cell with the power of pluripotency, but derived from ordinary non-stem cells. Gurdon’s work was based …

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