New Scientist’s investigation of research at the University of Minnesota’s Stem Cell Institute has led to a finding of misconduct against one researcher, the retraction of two scientific papers, and corrections to several more. With Eugenie Samuel Reich. Selected articles:
Stem Cell Researcher Guilty Of Falsifying Data. New Scientist, October 2008. A former member of one of the highest-profile teams in stem cell biology is found guilty of misconduct.
Flawed Stem Cell Data Withdrawn. New Scientist, February 2007. An initial inquiry finds problems with a paper describing adult cells that seemed to hold the same promise as embryonic stem cells.