Thursday, May 23, 2013

Klonstudie argues with copied images - Spiegel Online

copies can be seen with the naked eye: In a study last week in the journal “Cell” appeared and caused quite a stir, several images are two times in different places. It scientific experts have drawn attention to the online platform PubPeer. In the research, it is important that researchers want to have with the help of cloning technology for the first time made human embryonic stem cells.

total of three pictures were doubled and used repeatedly criticize the critics. One of the photos shows a cell culture. In the front part of the study they should have proceeded according to their labels from a cloned cell. A section of the same image is included in the notes as evidence of the development of the control line – should therefore show cells that are not just created by cloning

. testing in just four days

Whether it was an oversight or intentional deception, these defects will now be clarified. “The results are real, the cell lines are real, everything is real,” said one of the authors of the study, Shoukhrat Mitalipov, opposite the journal “Nature” defended. He described the double images as a “mistake,” the researchers would have had only a few days for the layout of the study.



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