September 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

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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