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Some portions of purportedly trailblazing stem cell research papers by Riken researchers and others were fraudulent, the government-backed institute acknowledged Tuesday.

A Riken panel investigating allegations leveled at the papers on so-called STAP cells found that two sets of images used in the papers were either manipulated or fabricated by Haruko Obokata, the Riken researcher who was the papers’ lead author.

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