Yesterday night, I’ve got this tweet in my feed:
October 11, 2012
Yomiuri Shimbun reports that Harvard researcher has transplanted iPS-derived cells into 6 heart failure patients.http://t.co/mn3ozDZl
— dougsipp (@dougsipp) October 11, 2012
It triggers a very interesting discussion in “stem cell twittersphere”. @pknoepfler started his own investigation. He is posting regular updates in twitter and his blog. His latest blog update, summarizes the current status of “investigation”:
The story is confusing and seems to be rapidly changing by the hour.
The fundamental question that remains is did Dr. Moriguchi transplant iPS cells into patients or not?
I would encourage Harvard to put out a statement ASAP on this.
It’s hard to link to original source right now, because, apparently it was removed, but you can get a sense of the story here. I believe, that we’re dealing with some sort of false claims here. But at what extend? All claims about this case could be false or only some of them.
Today the story was unfolded rapidly. In order to save the history of online discussion, I made up the story for you:
This feed will be updated! Stay tuned!