Ryoji Noyori is to step down as the president of Riken by the end of the month, reports ScienceInsider's Dennis Normile.

Noyori is three years into his third five-year term, Normile says, adding that Japanese news reports say he is resigning due to age — he is 76 — or due to a desire to put the STAP cell fraud scandal to rest.

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