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2005-12-29 05:34:34

By Lee Jin-joo SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans went from sorrow and shock to anger and outrage as a scientist they once hailed as a national hero was dealt another devastating blow on Thursday by a panel that said there was no data to back his landmark study. A Seoul National University panel said none of the samples taken from Hwang Woo-suk's lab were tailored embryonic stem cells as he had claimed in a 2005 paper. It was now reviewing whether Hwang had succeeded in cloning human...

2005-12-29 01:55:00

SEOUL -- 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 grabbed...

2005-12-29 03:45:00

By Jon Herskovitz and Jack Kim SEOUL -- A South Korean panel dealt a devastating blow to discredited scientist Hwang Woo-suk on Thursday, concluding that his once-celebrated team provided no data to prove a claim they had produced tailored embryonic stem cells. The findings deepened the disgrace of a man once heralded as a national hero for his pioneering work on stem cell and cloning research, who now faces possible criminal charges. The panel will also review Hwang's 2004 paper on creating...

2005-12-27 06:25:00

By Jon Herskovitz and Lee Jin-joo SEOUL -- South Korean publishers rushed to put books on celebrated scientist Hwang Woo-suk on store shelves only to find him embroiled in a scandal and their products becoming one of the biggest flops of the holiday season. Hwang was once called the pride of South Korea for bringing the country to the forefront of stem cell and cloning research. Publishers aiming to cash in on his fame put out 16 books on him -- 10 of which were children's books. Most of the...

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2005-12-26 07:00:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL -- A South Korean university said on Monday it expected results next week on DNA testing that should prove whether there is any truth to the claim by disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk that he produced tailored stem cells. A nine-member investigation panel at Seoul National University found last week that data in a much-heralded 2005 paper by a team led by Hwang was intentionally fabricated and had undermined the fundamentals of science. But the panel did not reach any...

2005-12-26 02:45:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean university said on Monday it expected results next week on DNA testing that should prove whether there is any truth to the claim by disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk that he produced tailored stem cells. A nine-member investigation panel at Seoul National University found last week that data in a much-heralded 2005 paper by a team led by Hwang was intentionally fabricated and had undermined the fundamentals of science. The panel did not reach...

2005-12-24 03:05:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL -- South Korea tried to make sense on Saturday of the exposure of fraud in a celebrated paper by its most famous scientist, while a panel next week may say if there was any truth to his claim of producing tailored stem cells. An investigation panel at Seoul National University on Friday said in an interim report that data in a landmark 2005 paper from a team led by researcher Hwang Woo-suk was intentionally fabricated and had undermined the fundamentals of science....

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2005-12-23 18:55:16

SEOUL, South Korea -- While South Korea's most famous scientist was resigning Friday in disgrace after his university said he faked stem cell research, one of his greatest purported breakthroughs was romping in the snow. Snuppy, an Afghan hound that researcher Hwang Woo-suk said he cloned, was shown in photographs by South Korean media being led by a handler on a leash through the grounds of Seoul National University's animal hospital, where the dog is now kept. "Lonely Snuppy after professor...

2005-12-23 13:05:00

By Jon Herskovitz and Kim Yeon-hee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's most famous scientist quit under a cloud on Friday and could face prosecution after investigators said results in a landmark 2005 paper on producing tailored embryonic stem cells were intentionally fabricated. A panel from Seoul National University has been examining the work of Hwang Woo-suk, hitherto regarded in South Korea as a hero for bringing the country to the forefront of stem-cell and cloning studies -- and the world...

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2005-12-22 03:40:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL -- The stakes are so high in South Korea's stem-cell scandal that all the facts should be laid out before judgment is passed, but even now experts say the case could taint the country's image in high-tech research. A South Korean university is examining the work of renowned stem-cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk, who faces charges from collaborators that their landmark 2005 paper on producing tailored embryonic stem cells was fundamentally flawed. The nine-member...