‘astonishing’ Nobel prize

TELEGRAPH.co.uk : Sir Martin Evans, the British scientist who launched the stem cell revolution, wins the Nobel prize …

scinobel109.jpg Sir Martin Evans, 66, is the father of research on stem cells, which can turn into any of the 200 or so types in the body and show great promise in new treatments for heart disease, Parkinson’s and more besides.

Yesterday morning, while sitting in his car in a layby outside Cambridge, he learned that he had shared the Nobel prize for medicine for the applications of his stem cell work in genetic alteration of rodents to replicate human disease which has also revolutionised worldwide efforts to work out what genes do in the body.

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