After 8 months of experiments to reproduce the technology on “stimulus triggered pluripotent cell” formation (STAP), RIKEN representatives admittedly were not able to reproduce the findings published in “Nature” earlier this year. The main author of the Nature Paper, Ms Haruko Obokata (31) resigned from RIKEN’s Kobe Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) which is being reorganized.

RIKEN new release Dec. 19, 2014