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+ - How did those STAP stem cell papers get accepted in the first place?->

Submitted by bmahersciwriter
bmahersciwriter (2955569) writes "The news team at the scientific journal Nature turns its investigative power on the journal itself. The goal: to try and understand how two papers that made extraordinary claims about a new way to create stem cells managed to get published despite some obvious errors and a paucity of solid evidence. The saga behind these so-called STAP cells is engaging, but sadly reminiscent of so many other scientific controversies. Why is science so bad at policing itself?"
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How did those STAP stem cell papers get accepted in the first place?

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