RIKEN, Obokata fail to produce STAP cells

December 19, 2014 12:05 PM

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“We were unable to replicate the STAP phenomenon,” Aizawa said at the beginning of the press conference. “We’ll end our verification experiments at this point.”

According to Aizawa, Obokata conducted her own experiments to produce STAP cells from July to late November. During her experiments, a fluorescent phenomenon that indicates the possibility of cells’ pluripotency — the ability to turn into various tissues — was observed in a few cases. Each of the ab...

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