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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...

2005-12-19 02:48:24

By Jon Herskovitz and Lee Jin-joo SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean university has seized the computer of an embattled stem cell scientist and will release the initial findings this week of a probe into whether his team actually made tailored stem cells, it said on Monday. Scientist Hwang Woo-suk, who faces charges from collaborators that key parts of their landmark May 2005 paper on producing patient-specific stem cells were fabricated, has defended the veracity of the research....

2005-12-19 02:45:00

By Jon Herskovitz and Lee Jin-joo SEOUL -- A South Korean university has seized the computer of an embattled stem cell scientist and will release the initial findings this week of a probe into whether his team actually made tailored stem cells, it said on Monday. Scientist Hwang Woo-suk, who faces charges from collaborators that key parts of their landmark May 2005 paper on producing patient-specific stem cells were fabricated, has defended the veracity of the research. Seoul National...

2005-12-18 20:04:07

SEOUL, South Korea -- A panel questioned stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk, sealed off his office and secured materials in his laboratory Sunday as it began a probe of allegations he falsified embryonic stem cells that he said he had created in a scientific breakthrough. Seoul National University began the investigation after Hwang acknowledged there were "fatal errors" in a May article in the journal Science claiming that he and other researchers cloned human embryos and created 11 stem...

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2005-12-17 18:39:19

SEOUL, South Korea -- A former colleague of South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk said Saturday he will test laboratory samples to determine if all of the stem cell lines in Hwang's research were faked. Roh Sung-il, whose name appears on the scientific article that made the research findings known, also told The Associated Press he wasn't aware of the paper until it appeared in the journal Science in May. "Usually a paper is circulated between co-authors before it gets published," Roh said....

2005-12-16 15:55:00

By Cheon Jong-woo and Kim So-young SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean scientist whose work is under intense scrutiny hit back at his accusers on Friday, saying he had proof his team had made patient-tailored stem cells this year and he would produce the evidence soon. Hwang Woo-suk told a televised news conference at Seoul National University that five frozen stem cells were in the process of being thawed for analysis. He expected results in 10 days. "Our six research members made 11 stem cells...

2005-12-16 00:35:00

By Cheon Jong-woo and Kim So-young SEOUL -- A South Korean scientist whose work is under intense scrutiny has told colleagues he can produce stem cells but those made in a landmark 2005 study are contaminated, Yonhap news agency said on Friday. The agency quoted a professor who attended a meeting with Hwang Woo-suk at Seoul National University as saying Hwang told fellow academics he had no stem cells available now. Hwang was due to speak to reporters at 0500 GMT about the study on...

2005-12-15 22:36:35

By Cheon Jong-woo and Kim So-young SEOUL (Reuters) - One of South Korea's leading universities will step up an investigation into the country's top stem-cell scientist after reports key parts of a landmark paper were fabricated, the university said on Friday. Thursday's reports brought to a head a controversy over work by Hwang Woo-suk, whose team at Seoul National University published the first scientific paper on cloning a human embryo in 2004 and this year displayed the world's...

2005-12-15 21:30:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - One of South Korea's top universities will step up an investigation into the country's top stem-cell scientist after reports key parts of a landmark paper were fabricated, the university said on Friday. Thursday's reports brought to a head a controversy over work by Hwang Woo-suk, whose team at Seoul National University published the first scientific paper on cloning a human embryo in 2004 and this year displayed the world's first cloned dog. "Seoul National University will...

2005-12-15 20:40:24

By Cheon Jong-woo SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's most renowned stem-cell scientist returned to his office on Friday and his team was due to speak publicly about media reports that he wanted a landmark study retracted because key parts were fabricated. Thursday's reports brought to a head a growing controversy over groundbreaking work by Hwang Woo-suk, whose team at Seoul National University published the first scientific paper on the cloning of a human embryo in 2004 and the first...


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