October 8, 2012. (Romereports.com) The Japanese scientist who managed to transform mature cells into stem cells, without destroying embryos, has been awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine.Shinya Yamanaka was awarded along with John B. Gurdon from Britain.
Through his work, Yamanaka proved that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells. By turning back the clock, cells can then develop in different tissues of the body, as needed. Since the cells are from the patient, there is no risk of the body rejecting them.
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This is using adult stem cells from adult skin cells, and it is declared by the Vatican to be ethical, because it does not use an embryo.