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Year in review: Easy stem cells a no go

STAP cell papers raise publishing issues

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6:00am, December 16, 2014
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STEM CELL TAKE BACK  A study claiming to have grown a mouse fetus with simple stem cells was retracted after scientists couldn’t replicate the work.

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An incredibly easy method for making stem cells turned out to be too good to be true, again tainting stem cell research with controversy and stirring up disquiet over some scientific publishing policies.

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