Do You Believe in STAP Cells: Week 6 Poll

STAP cells, also known as STAP stem cells, have generated a lot of discussion and debate. It seems there are strong opinions on all sides. What do you think? Please take our poll.

3 thoughts on “Do You Believe in STAP Cells: Week 6 Poll”

  1. Science has a natural cycle that will either validate these findings over time or determine that they are not fraudulent. Your crusade isn’t necessary.

    1. The “natural cycle” of science can take years to sort out whether something has deep problems and educate the field. Frankly, in a case with massive implications such as this one that’s far too long. Millions of dollars of resources could be wasted and trainees’ careers damaged by working on the assumption that this stuff is entirely correct.
      There’s no crusade here that I am aware of. Rather, this is all about facilitating dialogue, data exchange, and educational outreach as well as advocating for the good stuff in the stem cell field.

  2. Anita Myer Chandler

    Hi Paul,

    I may have missed something in your posts, since I don’t check them regularly, but have you seen the following Wall Street Journal article concerning the published STAP papers?

    It may be beneficial to keep an eye on this. So far, no one has reported replicating the data and photos that were published are in question as well.

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