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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.

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