January 28, 2021

The Niche

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Google Shows Us Crazy STAP Cell Dichotomy

Sometimes when we Google things we can find out surprising things about specific topics including the whole STAP cell train wreck.

When I recently searched for STAP, here was my reaction:

What the heck?

Google search shows STAP cell dichotomy.
Google search shows STAP cell dichotomy.

A recent Google search for STAP cells yielded these two adjacent, completely contradictory results sourced from two Obokata mentors (see image above) by the same newspaper less than 1 day apart.

That certainly clears things up on the STAP cell front, huh?

Are they a hypothesis or “undoubtedly exist”? Neither, in my view. They are dubious at this point.

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