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2006-06-20 06:50:00

By Lee Jin-joo SEOUL -- South Korea began the trial of disgraced stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk on Tuesday with prosecutors charging the man once hailed as a national hero with fraud and embezzlement. Hwang was indicted last month after prosecutors said he was the mastermind of an elaborate scheme to manipulate research results to make it look like his team had actually produced stem cell lines through cloning human embryos. His reported breakthroughs in stem cell research had raised hopes...

2006-04-24 00:00:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL -- The world's first and only cloned dog celebrated its first birthday on Monday, as the leader of the South Korean team that produced the Afghan hound faced a criminal investigation for possible fraud and ethics violations. The team led by scientist Hwang Woo-suk unveiled the dog named Snuppy last August amid global fanfare. Time magazine named Snuppy one of the most amazing inventions for 2005. Hwang once basked in acclaim for his scientific achievements, with some...

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2006-03-08 13:05:00

LONDON -- His creator has been discredited and controversy has long surrounded him but scientists confirmed on Wednesday that an Afghan hound named Snuppy is the world's first cloned dog. A panel of experts at Seoul National University and researchers in the United States carried out similar DNA experiments using blood samples from Snuppy, the cell donor dog and the surrogate mother. They said the results showed he was cloned by researchers led by disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang...

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2006-01-26 06:05:28

PITTSBURGH -- Five months ago, a smiling Dr. Gerald Schatten appeared before reporters alongside South Korean stem cell researcher Dr. Hwang Woo-suk to present a scientific feat - the first cloned dog. It seemed a proud moment for the 56-year-old University of Pittsburgh scientist who had long studied embryonic stem cells and tirelessly promoted their possible use in fighting disease. Three months later, however, Schatten abruptly ended his 20-month partnership with Hwang, accusing the...

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2006-01-13 07:25:00

SEOUL, South Korea -- Disgraced researcher Hwang Woo-suk asked forgiveness Thursday from fellow South Koreans for his fraudulent claims of human stem cell breakthroughs, but blamed the scandal on junior researchers who he said deceived him. Hwang, in his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, continued to insist he has the technology to use cloning to create human embryonic stem cells genetically matched to patients - saying he could do so in six months if he had access to enough...

2006-01-12 08:35:00

TAIPEI -- Taiwan, home to the world's first transgenic glowing fish, has successfully bred fluorescent green pigs that researchers hope will boost the island's stem cell research, a professor said on Thursday. By injecting fluorescent green protein into embryonic pigs, a research team at the island's leading National Taiwan University managed to breed three male transgenic pigs, said professor Wu Shinn-Chih of the university's Institute and Department of Animal Science and Technology. "There...

2006-01-12 04:20:00

By Jon Herskovitz and Rhee So-eui SEOUL (Reuters) - Disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk apologised on Thursday for wrongdoing at his laboratory, but hinted at a conspiracy and said he had been crazed and blinded by his zeal in advancing stem-cell studies. Underscoring Hwang's fall, prosecutors raided his home and offices on Thursday as part of a criminal probe into the alleged misuse of state funds. An investigation panel at Seoul National University said on Tuesday a team led by...

2006-01-11 22:49:06

By Jon Herskovitz and Rhee So-eui SEOUL (Reuters) - Disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk apologized on Thursday for wrongdoing at his laboratory, but hinted at a conspiracy to discredit him and said he was blinded by the zeal of advancing stem cell studies. Underscoring Hwang's fall, prosecutors raided his home and offices on Thursday as part of a criminal probe into the alleged misuse of state funds, South Korean media reported. An investigation panel at Seoul National...

2006-01-12 00:35:00

By Jon Herskovitz and Rhee So-eui SEOUL -- Disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk apologized on Thursday for wrongdoing at his laboratory, but said his team may have been the victim of a conspiracy trying to discredit them. Underscoring Hwang's fall, prosecutors raided his home and offices on Thursday as part of a criminal probe into the alleged misuse of state funds, South Korean media reported. An investigation panel at Seoul National University said on Tuesday a team led by the...

2006-01-11 06:40:44

By Jon Herskovitz and Lee Jin-joo SEOUL (Reuters) - The president of one of South Korea's most prestigious universities apologised on Wednesday for scientific fraud at his school, saying two fabricated papers on stem cell research had embarrassed the country and science. On Tuesday, an investigation panel at Seoul National University said a team led by once-heralded and now disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk faked two landmark papers on embryonic stem cells, but did produce Snuppy,...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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