The 2010 Kyoto Prize Workshops
/ Medical Scientist
Biotechnology and Medical Technology
11 /12 Fri
13:30 - 17:20
Address：Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
By introducing just four transcription factor genes into dermal fibroblasts, Dr. Yamanaka succeeded in producing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which exhibit a pluripotency similar to that of embryonic stem (ES) cells. The iPS cell technology is now expected not only to expand the possibilities of regenerative medicine, but also to make significant contributions to the rapid progress of medical science in general.