Nobel Prize for Medicine Goes to Stem Cell Researchers

How timely, considering Tara, Eamonn et al were discussing this the other night.

Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies of the United States and Martin Evans of Britain have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their research into 'Gene Targeting'. This is a process that looks at embryonic stem cells from mice to determine their uses in fighting diseases in humans.

It's both interesting and encouraging to see that stem cell research has been steadily been gaining more and more support over the years. The possibilities of the field are mind-blowing, and hopefully acknowledgments such as this reward will encourage further investment into it's research.

For those not familiar with stem cell research, check out this cool little site.

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