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When I saw the embryo, I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters. I thought, we can't keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way. ---->>>

I like the freedom of research. Plus, if I fail in science, I know I can always survive because I have an M.D. This has been my insurance policy. ---->>>

I grew so depressed from the lack of support that I considered quitting. No one understood me. ---->>>

IPS cells can become a powerful tool to develop new drugs to cure intractable diseases because they can be made from patients' somatic cells. ---->>>

My goals over the decade include to develop new drugs to treat intractable diseases by using iPS cell technology and to conduct clinical trials using it on a few patients with Parkinson's diseases, diabetes or blood diseases. ---->>>

I think that in the 21st century, medical biology will advance at a more rapid pace than before. ---->>>

There is no way now to get around some use of embryos. But my goal is to avoid using them. ---->>>

Patients' lives are more important than embryos. I do want to avoid the use of embryos if possible. ---->>>

I think that the discoveries of antibiotics and vaccines have contributed to the improvement of the quality of life, making it possible to prevent contagious diseases. ---->>>

Researchers should always consider ethical concerns on scientific research and disclose their data to the public. Scientists also need to discuss issues surrounding their research with those who are concerned. ---->>>


Nationality: Japanese
Born: 09-04, 1962
Occupation: Scientist

Shinya Yamanaka (山中 伸弥, Yamanaka Shin'ya, born September 4, 1962) is a Japanese Nobel Prize-winning stem cell researcher. He serves as the director of Center for iPS Cell (induced Pluripotent Stem Cell) Research and Application and a professor at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences at Kyoto University; as a senior investigator at the UCSF-affiliated J (wikipedia)