Japan stem cell scientist calls for retraction of study

TOKYO: A co-author of a Japanese study that promised a revolutionary way to create stem cells has called for the headline-grabbing research to be retracted over claims its data was faulty.

The findings, published by Japanese researcher Haruko Obokata and US-based scientists, outlined a simple and low-tech approach in the quest to grow transplant tissue in the lab.

The study was touted as the third great advance in stem cells – a futuristic field that aims to reverse Alzheimer’s, cancer and other crippling or lethal diseases.

But it faced hard questions as the Japan-based Riken institute, which sponsored the study, launched a probe last month over the credibility of data used in the explosive findings.

Read more:  http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2014/03/11/japan-stem-cell-scientist-calls-for-retraction-of-study/

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