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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...

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 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...

2005-12-15 15:55:00

By Cheon Jong-woo SEOUL (Reuters) - Key parts of a landmark paper from South Korea's most renowned stem-cell scientist were fabricated and the researcher is seeking to have the work withdrawn, a close collaborator said on Thursday. The announcement brings to a head the growing controversy over the groundbreaking work of 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 dog earlier this year. A...

2005-12-15 08:24:17

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's most renowned stem cell scientist fabricated key parts of a ground-breaking paper and is seeking to have the work withdrawn, a close collaborator told South Korean media on Thursday. The daily newspaper Hankyoreh and three South Korean television networks quoted Roh Sung-il as saying that he, stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk and another co-author of the landmark 2005 Science paper on tailor-made stem cells had notified the journal that they were...

2005-11-23 21:59:27

SEOUL (Reuters) - A pioneering South Korean stem cell scientist was aware that two members of his team donated their egg cells to advance his research, but this did not represent a breach in ethics, a health ministry report said on Thursday. Hwang Woo-suk, who has become a hero in South Korea after two major developments in cloning research, has been caught in a swirl of allegations over his work after a U.S. collaborator quit the group, accusing Hwang of unethically procuring human...

2005-11-22 20:06:28

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Everything seemed so bright for pioneering South Korean stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk just a few weeks ago after two major breakthroughs this year. Now the man who made world headlines by cloning a dog faces a swirl of allegations over the ethics of his team's work. The Seoul National University scientist is a hero in South Korea, where postage stamps have been commissioned depicting the hopes of his research, a man rising from a wheelchair and...

2005-11-15 11:20:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- Regulatory agencies will be needed to oversee the use of stem cells when current experimental therapies are ready to be tested in humans, scientists said on Tuesday. They told a meeting on the ethical, legal and social issues surrounding stem cell research that the potential new treatments for illnesses ranging from heart disease and diabetes to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are still 5 to 15 years away. But how stem cell therapy will be used in humans and its...

2005-10-19 06:33:11

By Edward Davies and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea launched on Wednesday a an ambitious project to make the country a global hub for stem-cell storage and research, hoping to further cement its status at the forefront of cloning research. Helped by generous government support and an absence of some of the red-tape and ethical debate that has hampered research in countries such as the United States, South Korea is fast becoming a key center for stem-cell research. Stem cells...


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