January 4, 2006
A researcher in her 20s was coerced into donating her eggs by cloning expert Hwang Woo Suk, South Korean television reported. The woman was promised credit on a paper for the U.S. journal Science, published in 2004, in which Hwang announced he had produced the first cloned human embryo, MBC television said. It said she was threatened with removal of her name from the paper if she balked.
March 3, 2006 |
South Korean prosecutors questioned disgraced scientist Hwang Woo Suk for more than 10 hours Thursday and again today in their investigation of suspected criminal fraud over debunked papers on embryonic stem cells. A Seoul National University investigation panel said in January that Hwang's team had intentionally fabricated data in two landmark studies. He resigned his post at the university in December.
December 23, 2005 |
A panel investigating the work of South Korean cloning pioneer Hwang Woo Suk has concluded that he deliberately fabricated key data in a landmark paper this year, offering the first evidence of what is potentially one of the greatest frauds in modern science. The expert panel at Seoul National University, where Hwang conducted his research, found that nine of 11 stem cell lines he claimed to have created did not exist.
January 10, 2006 |
The South Korean university that sponsored what was hailed around the world as groundbreaking cloning research said today that its scientists never created a single human embryo clone or resulting human stem cell. In its final report, an investigative committee at Seoul National University found that Hwang Woo Suk had fabricated and manipulated evidence in all of his published papers on human cloning.
March 21, 2006 |
The scientist who stunned the medical world with claims that he had created the first cloned human embryos and extracted stem cells from them -- research later found to have been faked -- was fired Monday by South Korea's most prestigious university. Seoul National University decided to dismiss Hwang Woo-suk after a disciplinary meeting, saying he and his co-workers caused the school to lose honor.
March 17, 2006 |
South Korea's government Thursday revoked permission for disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk to conduct embryonic stem cell research, the latest blow since revelations arose last year that his most high-profile work was based on forged evidence. The Health Ministry took the step even though the government has not completed its investigation into the scientific scandal.