18 Feb 2014 03:30

Japan News

Japanese Institute Opens Investigation Into Its Stem-Cell Breakthrough

Questions Have Been Raised About Images in Study

Updated Feb. 17, 2014 7:19 p.m. ET

A Japanese government-funded science institute said it has opened an investigation in response to questions raised about images in a groundbreaking study on stem cells.

The Riken research institute said Monday that it began the investigation Thursday, after allegations of irregularities in images used in two papers published last month in the British journal Nature.

The study was carried out by an international team that was...

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