bits of bio

A bitesize review of science that enables technology to exist


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It was in 2012 that Yamanaka and Gurdon received the Nobel prize for showing that cells can be reprogrammed back into stem cells. Yamanaka and Gurdon’s work was truly a revolutionary moment because it meant we could now generate stem cells from any individual. It created renewed attention around the concept that cells can be reprogrammed and was certainly an inspiration for the science that is now the foundation of

It also inspired us to create this mini series – we asked our scientists to nominate and record a short summary of the key papers that they think of as seminal in the field.

Each video is around 2 minutes long which is why we call it #bitsofbio. If you want to contribute a video of a paper, then contact us –

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