` Japanese Researcher Accused of Fabricating Scientific Results `

#AceNewsServices -TOKYO – June 04 – A Japanese researcher accused of fabricating scientific results originally hailed as a breakthrough in stem cell research has agreed to withdraw two papers.

After defending her work in a months-long public feud with the prominent Riken institute she works for, Haruko Obokata “has now agreed to a retraction” of the papers, Reuters quoted a spokesman for the semi-governmental institute as saying on Wednesday.

Obokata earlier detailed simple ways to reprogram mature animal cells back to an embryonic-like state, allowing them to generate many different types of tissues – and offering hope for a way of replacing damaged cells or growing new organs in humans.

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