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Stem Cell Pioneers Win Nobel Prize for Medicine

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October 8, 2012
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Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of Britain have won the Nobel Prize for medicine for work in cell programming, a frontier that has raised dreams of replacement tissue for people crippled by disease. At a press conference in London, Gurdon, 79, spoke about his long career.


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