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2006-01-09 05:25:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL -- There was a time when South Korea could not lavish enough awards, accolades and first class tickets on its national hero scientist, but now sponsors are wondering what to do with items they gave to now disgraced Hwang Woo-suk. A Seoul National University panel on Tuesday is expected to release its final report on the veracity of three major claims by Hwang's team -- developing tailored embryonic stem cells, producing the world's first cloned dog and producing the...

2006-01-06 11:40:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean panel investigating disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk said on Friday it would issue its final findings next week on whether he committed fraud in claiming he had developed tailored embryonic stem cells. The panel of Seoul National University and outside scientists will also release its conclusion on Tuesday on the veracity of Hwang's claim last year that he had produced the world's first cloned dog. "The report will contain the result of the investigative...

2006-01-06 04:15:00

SEOUL -- A South Korean panel investigating disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk said on Friday it would issue its final findings next week on whether he committed fraud in claiming he had developed tailored embryonic stem cells. The panel of Seoul National University and outside scientists will also release its conclusion on Tuesday on the veracity of Hwang's claim last year that he had produced the world's first cloned dog. "The report will contain the result of the investigative committee's...

2006-01-04 11:20:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean scientist whose work on tailored embryonic stem cells has been discredited, coerced junior female colleagues on his team to donate their own eggs for his research, a television network reported late on Tuesday. A spokesman for Seoul National University said on Wednesday its panel investigating Hwang Woo-suk for scientific fraud would not comment on the allegation until it releases its final findings next week. Hwang, who claimed in a landmark 2005 paper he had...

2006-01-04 00:30:00

SEOUL -- A South Korean scientist whose work on tailored embryonic stem cells has been discredited, coerced junior female colleagues on his team to donate their own eggs for his research, a television network reported late on Tuesday. A spokesman for Seoul National University said on Wednesday its panel investigating Hwang Woo-suk for scientific fraud would not comment on the allegation until it releases its final findings next week. Hwang, who claimed in a landmark 2005 paper he had made a...

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2005-12-31 10:06:36

SEOUL, South Korea -- Disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk insisted he has the technology to produce embryonic stem cells matched to different patients even though a panel of his peers said he lied about creating such cells, a newspaper reported Saturday. A university panel said Thursday that Hwang did not produce any patient-specific stem cell lines as claimed in a paper published in May in the journal Science, dealing a shattering blow to the scientist's already tarnished reputation as a...

2005-12-30 21:57:03

By Jon Herskovitz and Kim So-young SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean scientist whose landmark paper on tailored embryonic stem cells has been debunked still says he can produce the cells and thinks people are out to discredit him, a newspaper reported on Saturday. A South Korean panel dealt a devastating blow to disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk on Thursday. It concluded that his team, once celebrated for a breakthrough in attempts to develop genetically specific material for medical...

2005-12-30 03:36:58

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Fame, heaps of government cash and an idea to expand the horizons of science may have contributed to the large-scale fraud at a Seoul laboratory that has shocked the academic world and many South Koreans, experts said on Friday. A South Korean panel dealt a devastating blow to discredited scientist Hwang Woo-suk on Thursday, concluding that his once-celebrated team had provided no data to prove they had produced tailored embryonic stem cells....

2005-12-29 09:45:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean investigation panel looking into the works of a disgraced scientist said on Thursday it could not yet reach a conclusion on whether his team produced the world's first cloned dog. The same Seoul National University panel dealt a devastating blow to scientist Hwang Woo-suk, saying there was no data to back the fundamental claim in a landmark 2005 paper that Hwang's team had produced the world's first tailored embryonic stem cells. A few months after Hwang...

2005-12-29 07:59:05

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean investigation panel looking into the works of a disgraced scientist said on Thursday it could not yet reach a conclusion on whether his team produced the world's first cloned dog. The same Seoul National University panel dealt a devastating blow to scientist Hwang Woo-suk, saying there was no data to back the fundamental claim in a landmark 2005 paper that Hwang's team had produced the world's first tailored embryonic stem cells. A few months after...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.