January 9, 2006

S.Korean scientists faked two key papers: inquiry

SEOUL (Reuters) - A team led by a once heralded and now disgraced South Korean scientist faked two landmark papers on embryonic stem cells but did produce the world's first cloned dog, an investigation panel said on Tuesday.

The panel at Seoul National University told reporters there was no data to support the papers produced by the team led by scientist Hwang Woo-suk.

The two papers were a 2004 report on producing the first cloned human embryos for research and the second was a 2005 paper on producing the first embryonic tailored stem cells.