On 30th January, a research group from Japan unveiled a new and seemingly simple method for making stem cells in the lab. Since then, their unusual findings have been met with a mixture of excitement and skepticism. So what exactly did this group do, and what does it mean for stem cell research? Niamh Higgins, a Genetics and Cell Biology student at Dublin City University in Ireland, has been exploring this news for us. Read on to discover what she found.