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Dr. Hwang Now Claims He Has Cloned Coyotes
2011-10-17 13:47:42

A South Korean who fabricated research on human embryos now claims that he has cloned coyotes for the first time. Dr. Hwang Woo-suk claimed he had cloned human embryos in papers published in academic journals in 2004 and 2005. These claims made him a national hero temporarily and helped him gain government funds, but also inevitably send him to prison. Despite his false claims, Hwang has had success cloning animals and succeeded in cloning the first dog in 2005. Now Hwang says he...

2011-10-05 21:55:24

Women donating their eggs for use in fertility clinics are typically financially compensated for the time and discomfort involved in the procedure. However, guidelines established by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2005 state that women who donate their eggs for use in stem cell research should not be compensated, although the procedures they undergo are the same. In the October 7th issue of Cell Stem Cell, researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the Department of...

2011-07-07 12:22:11

Five years after South Korea's scientific reputation was shattered by a cloning research scandal, the country has approved stem cell medication for heart attack victims. South Korea put stem cell research on hold after Hwang Woo-Suk was found guilty of fraud for his work in the field in 2005. The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) approved the sale of the Hearticellgram-AMI treatment, developed by FCB-Pharmicell. This approval demonstrates the new push to put research back in the...

2009-10-26 13:15:00

Hwang Woo-Suk, a South Korean cloning expert, was given a suspended prison sentence on Monday after a court found him guilty of embezzlement and other charges stemming from faking results of stem-cell experiments. However, Hwang was found not guilty of defrauding private entities that contributed funds to his research. South Korean prosecutors said they would appeal the not guilty ruling for fraud, as they had originally sought a four-year jail term when Hwang went on trial in June 2006....

2009-09-03 14:09:03

South Korean researchers said on Thursday that puppies from the world's first cloned dog would be offered to good homes later this year. The litter contained three males and six female pups fathered by an Afghan hound that was cloned in 2005 named Snuppy.  The dad's cloning was lead by Professor Lee Byung-Chun of Seoul National University. Snuppy impregnated two cloned female dogs of the same breed through artificial insemination, which was an experiment to test the reproductive...

2009-08-24 12:58:38

On Monday, South Korean prosecutors told a Seoul court that they expect a four-year prison term for disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk, whose research team has been linked to major fraud in its once-celebrated stem cell studies. Hwang brought the country to the forefront of stem cell studies, but is facing trial on charges of fraud by misusing $2.25 million in state funds and violating bioethics laws. Prosecutors claim that Hwang brought shame to the country and harm to scientific research...

2009-06-18 00:40:26

The dog who found the last survivor beneath rubble at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City has been cloned, it's owner says. James Symington's search-and-rescue German shepherd Trakr" has since died, but he got five perfect clones free Wednesday from the Northern California cloning company BioArts International. Symington, a retired Canadian police officer who now lives in Los Angeles, won a contest BioArts had to find the most clone-worthy dog. Once in a...

2009-06-17 04:00:00

Ex-police officer and certified search & rescue manager won contest to clone beloved pet Trakr, hero of 9-11 rescue efforts LOS ANGELES, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you clone a hero? Retired police officer James Symington, owner of the late search and rescue dog and 9-11 hero, Trakr, will receive five answers to that question on Wednesday June 17, 2009. BioArts International, a Northern California biotech company that is offering the first commercial dog cloning service in the world,...

2009-05-29 10:28:48

It's a long-standing and crucial question that, as yet, remains unanswered: just how common is scientific misconduct? In the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE, Daniele Fanelli of the University of Edinburgh reports the first meta-analysis of surveys questioning scientists about their misbehaviors. The results suggest that altering or making up data is more frequent than previously estimated and might be particularly high in medical research. Recent scandals like Hwang Woo-Suk's fake...

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