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Explore the frontiers

Life [Life]CELLS in Progress

Let's learn in detail about the mechanisms and principles of cells, iPS cells research and other research in progress, taking a closer look at our relationship with cells.

With the outstanding development of stem cell research, as that of iPS cell research, the time will come soon when we will be able to judge and make our own decisions about our body on a cellular level. In the 5 theaters of the exhibit, you will see situations of disease or injury that may happen to anyone. Then, you will be given the possibility of treating yourself with iPS cell therapy and the chance to think it through. Plus, when you learn about the mechanisms and principles of cells, you will suddenly realize that you are made of, and kept alive by, cells.


Asashima Makoto

Honorary Supervisor

Yamanaka Shinya

Supervising Organization

CiRA, Kyoto University

Scientific Advisors

Okano Hideyuki, Saitoh Mitinori, Sakurai Hidetoshi, Nakagawa Masato, Nakauchi Hiromitsu, Yamada Shigehito

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