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Asteroid named after China's Father of Stem Cells

(Ecns.cn)    18:34, November 30, 2015
Asteroid named after China's Father of Stem Cells
Wu Zuze(L) receives a certificate at the naming ceremony in Beijing on Nov. 30, 2015.

(ECNS) -- An asteroid has been named after Wu Zuze, a scientist known for his contribution to stem cell research, Chinanews.com reported.

A ceremony was held on Monday to officially announce the naming of Wu Zuze Asteroid, currently numbered 207809, which was discovered by a Chinese researcher at Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) on October 9, 2007.

Wu, born on October 19, 1935 in Zhejiang province, is a CAS academician known as the Father of Stem Cells in China.

To date, around 120 asteroids have been named after Chinese luminaries, institutions and places.

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