The purpose of this website is to assist future researchers investigating into the STAP cell phenomenon.


First of all, I would like to express my deep remorse and heartfelt apology over the STAP papers which were published in Nature in 2014. I feel a strong sense of responsibility for the STAP papers, and, as a scientist, I am ashamed of my careless mistakes.

My goal in starting this webpage is to provide the information to the scientific community that may allow for solid proof of the production of STAP cells to be achieved.  Therefore, I am openly providing my protocols for creating STAP cells, in the hopes that another scientist will be able to bring them to reality.

I am still under medical treatment for mental and physical depression from this incident. For this reason, I will be gradually updating the information here about STAP.

It is my sincere wish that STAP cell progress research will someday rightfully return to the forefront of scientific publications, so that we all may benefit.

March 25, 2016
Haruko Obokata

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