Stem cell clinics are the ‘Wild West’ of medicine, say critics
Regulators in the United States and Australia are examining the burgeoning field of stem cell therapies.
Super surgeon who uses stem cells accused of unethical conduct
Shades of Hwang Woo-suk.
US stem cell expert questions UK plans for 3-parent embryos
A noble goal, but there are too many unanswered questions.
Japanese stem cell scientist found dead after retracted papers
Nasal growth found on woman’s back after stem-cell treatment
A Portuguese stem-cell trial gone wrong has resulted in a woman developing a nasal growth on her back.
Last act in stem cell research tragedy
Nature has retracted a paper and a letter, both published in January, which claimed that physical perturbation of cells could create genetic effects.
Japanese stem cell researcher agrees to retract one of her papers
Haruko Obokata reportedly has told co-authors on the paper on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells that she was prepared to retract it.
Japanese stem cell researcher denied appeal
The Icarus-like rise of Japanese stem cell research Haruko Obokata has ended with a gigantic splash.
Stem cell company becomes political bombshell in Italy
The case of Davide Vannoni, head of the stem cell therapy company Stamina Foundation, is turning into an election issue.
Tearful apology from Obokata
The Japanese woman at the centre of the latest stem cell scandal, Haruko Obokata, has apologised tearfully for her “carelessness, ignorance and immaturity”.
Stem cell debacle déjà vu
Once again, a promising method comes unstuck after allegations of scientific misconduct.
More stem cell fraud allegations: why?
How could a 30-year-old junior researcher at a leading institute report incredible results in the world’s leading science journal despite dubious data?
“Therapeutic cloning” back on the boil
The latest development comes with a bundle of ethical problems.
Are totipotent cells really embryos?
Stem cells are stem cells, says an expert. They are not and cannot be embryos.
Doubts mount about new stem cell paper
The world’s leading science journal, Nature, may end up with egg on its face as complaints mount about a recent paper on a radical new method of creating pluripotent stem cells.
Germany: another stem cell controversy tarnishes the field
Doubt cast on daring claims by cardiologist
New STAP stem cells questioned
After the high tide of enthusiasm comes the ebb tide of scepticism.
Stunning discovery creates ethical stem cells
Immersing cells in acid creates pluripotent stem cells? Who could believe that? But it could be the future.
Scientists overcome roadblock to therapeutic use of stem-cells
Israeli researchers have made a major breakthrough in the search for an efficient method of producing induced pluripotent stem cells.
Approval for world’s first iPS cell clinical trial with humans
A Japanese research group will shortly begin the world's first clinical study using induced pluripotent stem cells.
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