Haruko Obokata, Charles Vacanti, and the stem cells that weren't
February 19, 2015 2:01 PM Subscribe
What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata. The spectacular fall of the Japanese scientist who claimed to have triggered stem cell abilities in regular body cells is not uncommon in the scientific community. The culprit: carelessness and hubris in the drive to make a historic discovery.
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