National / Science & Health Mar 21, 2014

Protocol of STAP cell generation posted online

A refined protocol for generating so-called STAP cells was posted Thursday on a researcher website for Brigham and Women's Hospital, which is where a co-author of controversial papers on potentially groundbreaking stem cell research works. "We have found this to be an effective protocol for ...

Editorials Mar 12, 2014

Was breakthrough premature?

Questions and suspicions have challenged the validity of a Japanese scientific paper that reported in January on a method for reprogramming body tissue cells into stem cells by simply exposing them to acidic liquids.