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Gladstone Institute’s Shinya Yamanaka wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Shinya Yamanaka, M.D., Ph.D., a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes — which is affiliated with UCSF — has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of how to transform ordinary adult skin cells into cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any cell in the human body.

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka “for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.”

Read more about Yamanaka and the Nobel Prize on the UCSF website.

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