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Stem Cell Study was Flawed

Five years ago, a University of Minnesota study discovered that a type of stem cell in mice could have a potential to treat disease as the same taken from embryos. But now the university and the lead scientist, Dr. Catherin Verfaillie, said a part of the study is flawed, reported the Star Tribune.

Questions were raised by a British magazine, New Scientist, a disclosed the incident in a article published last week.

An expert panel concluded that a process used to identify the cells was "significantly flawed, and that the interpretations based on these data, expressed in the manuscript, are potentially incorrect," reproted Star Tribune.

According to the Northwestern Chronicle, these findings are preliminary. Much more research must be done to reproduce the results reliably. The difficulty is finding money, scientists, and finding patent on their research, so future problems won't exist when spreading information.