December 15, 2005

S.Korea doctor says stem cells contaminated-report

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean scientist whose work is under intense scrutiny has told colleagues he can produce stem cells but those made in a landmark 2005 study are contaminated, Yonhap news agency said on Friday.

The agency quoted a professor who attended a meeting with Hwang Woo-suk at Seoul National University as saying Hwang told fellow academics he had no stem cells available now.

Hwang was due to speak to reporters at 0500 GMT.