The Corner

The one and only.

Ethical Stem Cell Inventor Wins Nobel Prize


Shinya Yamanaka, the inventor of the induced pluripotent stem cell, has won the Nobel Prize.  IPSCs are made by taking a skin cell (say) and “reprogramming” it into an embryonic-like pluripotent stem cell.  They are already being used for drug testing and disease modeling from specific patients–something that biotechnologists once said would require human cloning to accomplish.

Consider this a case of a great honor justly earned. Bravo Dr. Yamanaka. More details over at Human Exceptionalism.


Sign up for free NR e-mails today:

Subscribe to National Review