http://www.genengnews.com/specialreports/sritem.aspx?oid=62812927John Gurdon of Cambridge University and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University have been awarded the Lasker prize, also called the American Nobel. (I imagine anyone reading this blog already knows who they are.: frog cloner and cell reprogrammer)
Genetic Engineering News has a special report
See a profile of Shinya Yamanaka from the Nature Reports.