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Shinya Yamanaka

I did my best work 50 years ago, says Nobel winner John Gurdon

John Gurdon's ground-breaking work “was essentially to show that all the different cells of the body have the same genes". Photo: AFP

British scientist John Gurdon, awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday, admitted he had done the bulk of the cell programming work for which he was honoured half a century ago.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Nobel prize awarded to Briton, Japanese for stem cell work

Thomas Perlmann of Karolinska Institute presents Sir John B Gurdon of Britain and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan as winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology, in Stockholm, on Monday. Photo: AP

British researcher John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering that specialised cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells.

8 Oct 2012 - 9:02pm

Gurdon, Yamanaka win Nobel medicine prize

British researcher John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering that mature, specialised cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells – a discovery that scientists hope to turn into new treatments.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am