Editorials Apr 14, 2014

More disclosure needed at Riken

The besieged doctor of "STAP," Haruko Obokata, has come out swinging in defense of her papers on pluripotent cells, which appeared in the journal Nature, but her attempt to justify her research seems naive, leaving many questions unanswered.

Editorials Apr 3, 2014

STAP cell scandal still unsettled

An investigative committee of the government-backed Riken research institute puts Dr. Haruko Obokata on the defensive, accusing her of data fabrication and manipuation in writing two papers in which she claimed to have discovered a groundbreaking method to create pluripotent stem cells.