This 16 minute video tells the story of one of this century's most extraordinary scientific discoveries - induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. Medical doctor and scientist Shinya Yamanaka describes his Nobel prize-winning work. Together with other leading stem cell researchers, he talks about the scientific, medical and ethical implications of his reprogramming experiments. Cameron Duguid's distinctive animations take us inside the reprogrammed cell, and bring the science to life on screen. Suitable and accessible for general audiences and biology students aged 16+.
This extraordinary scientific discovery changed the way we think about human biology and saw Shinya Yamanaka awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, with John Gurdon, in 2012.
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