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2006-01-04 00:30:00

SEOUL -- A South Korean scientist whose work on tailored embryonic stem cells has been discredited, coerced junior female colleagues on his team to donate their own eggs for his research, a television network reported late on Tuesday. A spokesman for Seoul National University said on Wednesday its panel investigating Hwang Woo-suk for scientific fraud would not comment on the allegation until it releases its final findings next week. Hwang, who claimed in a landmark 2005 paper he had made a...

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2005-12-31 10:06:36

SEOUL, South Korea -- Disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk insisted he has the technology to produce embryonic stem cells matched to different patients even though a panel of his peers said he lied about creating such cells, a newspaper reported Saturday. A university panel said Thursday that Hwang did not produce any patient-specific stem cell lines as claimed in a paper published in May in the journal Science, dealing a shattering blow to the scientist's already tarnished reputation as a...

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...

2005-12-28 23:00:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean scientists had no data to prove claims made in a landmark 2005 paper that they had produced tailored embryonic stem cells, an investigation panel said on Thursday, indicating major scientific fraud. The same Seoul National University investigation panel had said last week that the paper -- produced by the team led by previously celebrated and now disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk -- contained data that was intentionally fabricated. "Stem cells with DNA matching...

2005-12-22 21:30:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - The results of a landmark 2005 paper on producing tailored embryonic stem cells were intentionally fabricated and the main scientist should shoulder the blame, a South Korean investigation panel said on Friday. The nine-member panel from Seoul National University has been examining the work of stem-cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk, who has faced charges from collaborators that key findings in their paper on producing tailored embryonic stem cells were fabricated. "Based on these...

2005-12-22 19:55:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean panel will release interim results on Friday of its investigation into the work of the country's most prominent stem-cell scientist, who faces accusations of fraud by collaborators. The nine-member investigation committee from Seoul National University has already interviewed the scientist, Hwang Woo-suk, and several dozen of his team members. It has also collected data from their laboratory. The panel's televised news conference is scheduled to start at 0200...

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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...

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2005-12-21 08:12:57

SEOUL, South Korea -- A former colleague of embattled South Korean stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk said Wednesday he had asked the scientist's university to widen its investigation into his work and review earlier purported breakthroughs. Moon Shin-yong, who played a key role in the research, told The Associated Press he has asked Seoul National University to investigate a paper in which Hwang claims to have created the world's first cloned human embryos and to have extracted stem cells...

2005-12-20 04:30:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean university said on Tuesday it will soon start DNA testing of cells as part of its investigation into the veracity of a study by Hwang Woo-suk, the country's most renowned stem-cell researcher. Hwang, who faces charges from collaborators that their landmark 2005 paper on producing tailored embryonic stem cells was fundamentally flawed, was cooperating with the investigation, Seoul National University said in a statement. A nine-member probe committee formed by...

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....


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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