RIKEN announced that it was unable to replicate stem cell results

After a series of scandals of scientific misconduct, the Riken research institute in Kobe, Japan, reported that they have been unable to reproduce so-called STAP cells that have been described in two Nature papers. On the 5th of August 2014, Yoshiki Sasai, a senior RIKEN scientist involved in STAP cell scandal commits suicide.

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  1. Riken announced Friday that it will halt any further attempts to replicate the supposedly ground-breaking stem cell production method one of its researchers claimed to have discovered earlier this year.

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