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A probe into possible “research misconduct” by the authors of two potentially revolutionary papers on pluripotent stem cells turned up two instances of deliberate falsification, a committee set up for the task by the government-backed Riken institute said Tuesday.

“We judged there were two cases of research misconduct by (Haruko) Obokata,” Riken senior scientist Shunsuke Ishii, chair of the six-member panel, told reporters in Tokyo.

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