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Correction: Corrigendum: Failure to replicate the STAP cell phenomenon

The Original Article was published on 24 September 2015

Nature 525, E6–E9 (2015); doi:10.1038/nature15513

During extensive revisions of this BCA, we inadvertently omitted a citation by Takaho A. Endo that used variant calls from RNA-seq data to conclude that the purported Fgf4-induced stem cells (FI-SCs) described in Obokata et al.1 constituted a mixture of trophoblastic and embryonic stem cells2. Our analysis, performed independently, reached similar conclusions. We regret this oversight.


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De Los Angeles, A., Ferrari, F., Fujiwara, Y. et al. Correction: Corrigendum: Failure to replicate the STAP cell phenomenon. Nature 531, 400 (2016).

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