Time to Retract?

The recent breakthrough in stem cell technology that sounded so remarkable, so easy, and so 'right under our noses' — that pluripotent stem cells could be manufactured in a lab simply by dipping mammalian cells in an acid bath and stressing them for a bit — may actually have been too good to be true. Or at least the paper detailing the innovation is such a train wreck that it is hard to know if this method would work.

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