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Embryonic stem cells have their problems - they are known to be "tumor causing" and then, the body can reject them.
Now a new discovery which won the scientists the Nobel prize, might end the need for the use of embryonic stem cells. Physician, Shinya Yamanaka has discovered a way of turning on, the turned off genes in a cell, rendering it to have the ability to be any cell, effectually turning it into a stem cell. He has conducted his work on frog cells (growing tadpoles out of any cell which has been through his process) but scientists are hopeful that the same process can be used on human cells to make them non specific.
According to Tampa news
STOCKHOLM — British researcher John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan won this year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday for discovering that mature, specialized cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells — a discovery that scientists hope to turn into new treatments.
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