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Gurdon: What's in a name? Vexation if it's mispronounced

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Only people whose names are difficult for others to pronounce may be able to appreciate the almost limitless pleasure it gave me this week to hear the name "Sir John Gurdon" repeated in media coverage. The British scientist won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine (an award shared with Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanaka) for his discovery that adult cells, and not just embryonic cells, can be...

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