Skip to comments.Scientists withdraw claim about making stem cells
Posted on 07/02/2014 8:38:08 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research.
In two papers published in January in the journal Nature, the Japanese and American researchers said that they'd been able to transform ordinary mouse cells into versatile stem cells by exposing them to a mildly acidic environment. Scientists hope to harness stem cells to grow replacement tissue for treating a variety of diseases.
But before long, the government-funded Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Japan accused one of its scientists, Haruko Obokata, of falsifying data in the research.
On Wednesday, Nature released a statement from Obokata and the other authors of the papers that withdrew the papers.
Retractions of papers in major scientific journals like Nature are rare. They can come about because of fraud or the discovery of honest mistakes that undercut the conclusions of research.
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But science is NEVER wrong. Just go with what they say, peon.
Start by getting a PhD in a life science. Then spend your time reading the scientific literature to find out what is already known, and what remains to be discovered. Once you identify that (which is not all that easy) and determine whether the work is already being done, come up with a plan to reveal the new knowledge. After that, just write up your 100+ pages of grant proposal, submit to the appropriate agency! and hope that your proposal is judged to have enough scientific merit to be funded. (Scientists, not government bureaucrats, decide that.) Then hope that it beats out the other proposals and actually gets funded.
This is why I’m using my PhD in a different capacity. Grant applications and surrounding issues are brutal.
Yes, at least they pulled the plug on this pipe dream before thing spun out of control, with billionaires buying into the enterprise. Somebody has some serious egg DNA on their face today. The Global Warmists are an example of when the fantasy goes so far, and people think it’s now too big to fail.
But 97% of scientist agree! /s
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