Researcher at Kyoto Univ.’s iPS institute falsifies data for paper

Kyoto University said a researcher at its iPS institute headed by Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka has engaged in “falsification and fabrication” in a paper published last year in scientific journal Stem Cell Reports.

“I am very regretful for not being able to prevent the dishonesty,” said Yamanaka, professor at Kyoto University who won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2012 for discovering induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells.

“I will take (the incident) seriously and provide education necessary to prevent similar misconduct from happening again,” Yamanaka told a press conference. Read more here.

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