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Sir John B. Gurdon Kt DPhil DSc FRS

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012
Nobel co-recipient Shinya Yamanaka

Developmental Biologist. Mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent. Hobbies: Outdoor sports, mountaineering, travelling, but not theatre, music, reading.

At age15, damning school report: …he will not listen, but will insist in doing his work his own way…has ideas of becoming a Scientist…waste of time for him and teachers.

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'Wolf Prize in Medicine' webpages

Paper 1
From Nuclear Transfer to Nuclear Reprogramming: The Reversal of Cell Differentiation by J.B. Gurdon. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology. Vol. 22, 2006. In the linked webpages of 'Wolf prize in Medicine' pp. 633-654

Paper 2
'Fertile' Intestine Nuclei by J.B. Gurdon and V. Uehlinger. Nature. Volume: 210. June 18, 1966. In the linked webpages of 'Wolf prize in Medicine' pp. 655-656 [or pp. 1240-1241 on the other side page numbers]

Paper 3
The Developmental Capacity of Nuclei taken from Intestinal Epithelium Cells of Feeding Tadpoles, with 1 plate by J.B. Gurdon. Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology Vol.10, Part 4. In the linked webpages of 'Wolf prize in Medicine' pp. 657-673.

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John B. Gurdon
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Name: John Bertrand Gurdon
Birth: 2 October 1933, Dippenhall, United Kingdom
Institution: Gurdon Institute, Cambridge,
United Kingdom

Award: " that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent"
Subject: genetics
Portion of cash: 1/2
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Patents: Sir John Gurdon has not patented his work
Bearing Gurdon's Name
Gurdon Institute,
John Gurdon
Cambridge United Kingdom

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