Stem-Cell Scientist Linked With Retracted Studies Dies

August 5, 2014 4:43 AM

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A prominent Japanese scientist who was a co-author on stem-cell research that was retracted last month died today in the city of Kobe, local police said.

Yoshiki Sasai, deputy director of Riken’s Center for Developmental Biology, was found hanging at the center and his death was confirmed at 11:03 a.m. at a hospital, according to a spokesman for the Hyogo Prefectural Police who asked not to be identified because of the agency’s rules. Sasai left an a...

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