British and Japanese researchers John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka have won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology. The Nobel prize committee at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute said on Monday that they won the award “for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.” and that the discovery has “revolutionized our understanding of how cells and organisms develop.”
The medicine award was the first Nobel Prize to be announced this year. The physics award (the one that we at Deskarati are really looking forward too) will be announced tomorrow and then chemistry on Wednesday, literature on Thursday and the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The economics prize, will be announced on 15 October.
Deskarati send their congratulations to Gurdon and Yamanaka.