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Embattled scientist Haruko Obokata has agreed to retract one of two STAP cell research papers from the journal Nature, but maintains she will not retract the other one, her lawyer said Wednesday.

It is the first time that the 30-year-old researcher from the state-backed Riken Institute has agreed to have a paper retracted in connection with the high-profile study that quickly drew questions and allegations of misconduct.

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