STAP cells: The Riken Institute rejects the appeal of scientist H. Obokata

Publié le : 9 May 2014

 In January 2014, in the Nature journal, scientist H. Obokata announced the discovery of a potentially revolutionary method for creating pluripotent cells – STAP cells (Gènéthique press review on January 27th, 2014). After debating the results for several weeks, the Riken Institute where the scientist worked published a report in early April in which it accused H. Obokata of fraud (Gènéthique press review on March 31st, 2014 and on April 7th 2014). Rejecting these accusations, the scientist announced her intention to appeal against the decision. On Thursday, 8 May 2014, the Riken Institute rejected Haruko Obokata’s appeal. 

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