Editorial: iPS Paper Falsified, Shinya Yamanaka to Fulfil Responsibility

  On January 22, it was revealed that an assistant professor at Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA – headed by Shinya Yamanaka) carried out fabrication and falsification of a research paper.   Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are a type of pluripotent cell which can differentiate into any type of […]

An Interview with Kazuo Ishiguro: Manga, AI, and Other Sources of Inspiration

Kazuo Ishiguro speaks at the Banquet in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall on December 10, 2017.   After being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2017, Kazuo Ishiguro—a Japanese-born, British novelist and screenwriter—talked with members of the press in Stockholm, Sweden on December 6, just four days prior to the award ceremony. He […]