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The biologist is recognised for her work on cerebral organoids or ‘mini-brains’, grown from human pluripotent stem cells and used to model human brain development.
The developmental cell biologist receives the honour for her ground-breaking work on reproductive cells.
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Chosen for their outstanding achievements in the life sciences, the women join the likes of Nobel Prize winners, Dorothy Hodgkin and Ada Yonath.
A team of researchers led by AcademiaNet member Elly Tanaka reports that they have successfully sequenced the genome of the Mexican axolotl. The salamander is well known for its unique regenerative abilities, which – the researchers hope – will be easier to study now that the full genetic information of the axolotl is available.