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2006-06-06 11:20:00

BOSTON -- Stepping into a research area marked by controversy and fraud, Harvard University scientists said Tuesday they are trying to clone human embryos to create stem cells they hope can be used one day to help conquer a host of diseases. "We are convinced that work with embryonic stem cells holds enormous promise," said Harvard provost Dr. Steven Hyman. The privately funded work is aimed at devising treatments for such ailments as diabetes, Lou Gehrig's disease, sickle-cell anemia and...

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2006-02-17 17:15:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent ST. LOUIS -- Stem cell researchers are undeterred by the scandal surrounding falsified South Korean research and said on Friday it is only a matter of time before someone clones a human embryo as a source of the valuable cells. They said the field was moving forward despite opposition from the United States and some other governments, and described progress in understanding how the cells might be used some day to transform medicine. "Regardless...

2006-02-14 09:42:11

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Women in Britain may be allowed to donate eggs for therapeutic cloning and stem cell research to find new treatments for illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease. The government's fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said on Tuesday it is recommending a change in guidelines that would enable women to provide eggs altruistically for research purposes. At the moment, only spare embryos left over from...

2006-02-14 07:53:57

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Women in Britain may be allowed to donate eggs for therapeutic cloning and stem cell research to find new treatments for illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease. The government's fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said on Tuesday it is recommending a change in guidelines that would enable women to provide eggs altruistically for research purposes. At the moment, only spare embryos left over from...

2006-02-14 09:40:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- Women in Britain may be allowed to donate eggs for therapeutic cloning and stem cell research to find new treatments for illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease. The government's fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said on Tuesday it is recommending a change in guidelines that would enable women to provide eggs altruistically for research purposes. At the moment, only spare embryos left over from fertility...

2006-02-14 08:22:07

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Women in Britain may be allowed to donate eggs for therapeutic cloning and stem cell research to find new treatments for illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease. The government's fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said on Tuesday it is recommending a change in guidelines that would enable women to provide eggs altruistically for research purposes. At the moment, only spare embryos left over from...

2006-02-03 15:40:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors want to question a U.S. scientist about his work with a team led by disgraced stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk, South Korean media reported on Friday. University of Pittsburgh scientist Gerald Schatten was one of several co-authors of a 2005 paper from Hwang's team on producing tailored embryonic stem cells. Hwang's troubles mounted when Schatten distanced himself from Hwang's team last year after charging the South Korean researcher with unethical...

2006-02-03 05:25:00

SEOUL -- South Korean prosecutors want to question a U.S. scientist about his work with a team led by disgraced stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk, South Korean media reported on Friday. University of Pittsburgh scientist Gerald Schatten was one of several co-authors of a 2005 paper from Hwang's team on producing tailored embryonic stem cells. Hwang's troubles mounted when Schatten distanced himself from Hwang's team last year after charging the South Korean researcher with unethical...

2006-02-02 00:30:00

SEOUL -- South Korean prosecutors raided the home of disgraced stem-cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk on Thursday along with the homes of several key members of his research team, a South Korean broadcaster reported. The raids came a day after a prosecution source said prosecutors had widened their criminal investigation into Hwang's team to see whether they had breached a bioethics law by illegally purchasing human eggs. Prosecutors have already launched a criminal probe of the team on suspicion...

2006-02-01 04:50:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL -- South Korean prosecutors have widened their criminal probe of a team led by a disgraced scientist to see if a bioethics law was breached by illegally purchasing human eggs, a prosecution source said on Wednesday. Prosecutors have already launched a criminal probe of the team led by Hwang Woo-suk on suspicion of fraudulently using state funds. Hwang's team intentionally fabricated key data in two landmark papers on human embryonic stem cells that have since been...