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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.

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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.

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