nature stap cells

Waseda reportedly will revoke Haruko Obokata (小保方 晴子) doctorate

Obokata-press-conference

Media in Japan are reporting that Waseda University will shortly revoke the Ph.D. of STAP cell scientist Haruko Obokata (小保方 晴子). A hat tip to blog reader Tom on this story. The thesis contained plagiarized material and problematic data as did the Nature papers on which she was first author. Those papers were retracted and …

Waseda reportedly will revoke Haruko Obokata (小保方 晴子) doctorate Read More »

Past Time for Nature to Retract STAP Cell Pubs, Open up on Review Problems

natures-misstap

Two stem cell papers riddled with errors, with figures that resulted from potential misconduct, with plagiarism, and with other serious problems remain uncorrected and unretracted in the prestigious journal Nature. It is well past time for the journal to editorially retract them. It was about four months ago that Nature published the two astonishing STAP papers reporting the …

Past Time for Nature to Retract STAP Cell Pubs, Open up on Review Problems Read More »