Sunday, September 28, 2003

UH scientist honored
for genetic work

Ryuzo Yanagimachi, University of Hawaii professor whose "Team Yana" pioneered mice-cloning in 1998, is one of 15 scientists selected by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for its Hall of Honor.

The institute recognizes scientists for outstanding contributions to advancing knowledge and improving maternal and child health.

Yanagimachi is professor of anatomy and reproductive biology and director of the Institute for Biogenesis Research in the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

He was cited for "basic discoveries in reproductive biology that provided the means to reliably produce genetically identical animals and that provided the foundation for human infertility treatment."

The scientists were recognized in a ceremony last week at the institute commemorating its 40th anniversary. The scientists' portraits and descriptions of their research contributions will be hung in the institute's halls.

The Institute of Child Health and Human Development is part of the National Institutes of Health, biomedical research arm of the federal government.


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