Crowdfunding site raises over $200,000 in donations for stem cell research after Japanese scientist wins Nobel Prize
Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University, who conducted groundbreaking research on iPS cells, was co-awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine. In the days after the Nobel Prize committee’s announcement, Japanese people have been using JustGiving.jp to gather donations for further iPS cell research. Here is a TV report about it:
As of the time of this blog post, they had raised 16,742,900 yen ($213,00), far surpassing their original goal of 10 million yen. Over 1,480 people donated, some giving a few thousand yen, while others gave tens of thousands of yen.