Their work demonstrated that mature, specialised cells, such as skin cells, could be reprogrammed to become immature cells – so called stem cells – which in turn can grow into different types of cells within the body. Their findings have revolutionised the view of the development of cells and organisms
Yamanaka will give a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participate in a panel discussion about the ethical aspects of stem cell therapy. The events are open to all.
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