Waseda University has announced that it has rescinded Haruko Obokata's doctoral degree, Retraction Watch reports. Obokata was the first author on the 2014 Nature papers, since retracted, that purported to show that stimuli like low pH could revert cells to an embryonic stem cell-like state.
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