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Stem Cell Community Tribute to Yoshiki Sasai (笹井芳樹)

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This post is a tribute to the late Dr. Yoshiki Sasai (笹井芳樹). If you would like your name added to this tribute please let me know. You are also welcome to add your own tributes in the comments. In an era when the emerging field of regenerative medicine is just beginning to take wing, we …

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Stem cell tragedy: Yoshiki Sasai (笹井芳樹) commits suicide

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Dr. Yoshiki Sasai (笹井芳樹) former Deputy Director of the RIKEN CDB and a senior author on the STAP papers, has reportedly died from suicide. Update: The Japan Times writes on this situation that Sasai was found hanging at RIKEN and there may have been a suicide note. Dr. Sasai was a top scholar in the stem …

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