Obokata Sticks to Guns, Launches Website with Instructions for Making STAP Cells

April 4, 2016

(Japan Times) – Having yet to abandon her claim to be the creator of STAP cells, Haruko Obokata has opened a website showing how to make the cells, although their existence has already been denied by Riken, a Japanese state-backed research institute to which Obokata formerly belonged. The English-language website, STAP Hope Page, shows a protocol for generating the so-called stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency cells, which were once believed to be novel stem cells with the ability to turn into any form of tissue in the body.