July 12, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog


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Dr. Haruko Obokata held a news conference today in Japan about the STAP cell controversy. It was very painful to watch. I’m a softy so at moments I felt somewhat sad for her as I watched, but as a scientist I have to say the STAP situation has been very bad for the stem cell field. And I’m also pretty sure that this press conference did not do the stem cell field or anyone else any good including Obokata. She first read from a …Read More

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STAP poll #6 polling results on STAP are about the same as the last couple weeks with most folks still leaning negative, but not quite as negative as in week #4. The poll question is “Do you believe in STAP cells?” We had more than 600 respondents for #6. Keep in mind this polling is not scientific. Also the originally intended timing of being “weekly” is a bit off now so I’m switching them to just be poll periods #1, #2, etc. rather than …Read More