Royal Society comment on Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2012

08 October 2012

President

Responding to news that John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka have been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, said:

“I was delighted to learn that John Gurdon shares this year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine withShinya Yamanaka. John’s work has changed the way we understand how cells in the body become specialised, paving the way for important developments in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It’s very pleasing to see another of the Royal Society’s Fellows being recognised in this very special way. My congratulations go out to both John and Shinya.”

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