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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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