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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.
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.
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.
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.
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from South Korea's most renowned stem-cell scientist were fabricated and the researcher is seeking to have the work withdrawn, a close collaborator said on Thursday.
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most renowned stem cell scientist fabricated key parts of a ground-breaking paper and is seeking to have the work withdrawn, a close collaborator told South Korean media on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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