In Japan, Research Scandal Prompts Questions

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Haruko Obokata, a stem-cell researcher at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology, faced the news media in April after being accused of fabricating data.
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In a professional world dominated by middle-aged men, Haruko Obokata stood out. The 31-year-old female scientist led a research unit for cellular programming at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology. In January she stunned Japan’s crusty...

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