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Haruko Obokata, the lead author of papers on allegedly groundbreaking stem-cell research, has expressed her intention to withdraw the doctoral thesis she submitted to Waseda University, an official at the college said.

In an email to a faculty member at the university, Obokata, a researcher at the government-affiliated Riken institute, said she plans to retract her thesis, Waseda’s public relations office reported.

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