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Honors go to women in science

ZENG Fanyi, a medical scientist devoted to stem cell research, was named in Time magazine as discoverer of one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs in the world last year.

She and her co-workers were the first in the world to cultivate a mouse with reproductive capability from an induced stem cell. The induced stem cell can be widely used in research into genetics.

The achievement also helped the 42-year-old scientist win the "Women Innovation Prize" presented by the local government yesterday at a conference to commemorate International Women's Day.

Six years ago, her mother, also a genetic engineer, won the same prize.

They have a prominent family as the father, Zeng Zitao, is a well-respected member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Zeng Fanyi is not only a scientist but also a musician.

She has held solo concerts in both China and America and won prizes in competitions organized by CCTV.

"Music brings me a different mode of thinking. It helps broaden my imagination, which is very important to my scientific research," she said.

Four other women also won the prize yesterday: Wu Huiying, a physical scientist; Gui Lin, a scientist in telecommunication technology; Xie JIng, who studies cold storage of food; and Yang Lianping, a construction engineer.

Meanwhile, Shanghai Women's Federation opened its English Website ( yesterday.


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