Ahead of the Curve

Walsh, Bryan; Oda, Yuki; Sekiguchi, Toko
June 2007
Time International (South Pacific Edition);6/25/2007, Issue 24, p38
This article introduces Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanaka from Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. The article discusses Yamanaka’s research while explaining how he was able to genetically reprogram the skin cell from a mouse to revert back into the equivalent of its embryonic state. The article further explains that, at this level of research, Yamanaka can program the cell to turn into whatever kind of cell he wants, which will prove helpful in curing many of the world’s diseases.


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