Panel says Hwang lied about early cloning

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A university panel investigating the work of disgraced South Korean cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk has found further fabrications in his research.

Scientist admits cloned stem cells faked

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk has admitted that embryonic stem cells he purportedly cloned last year were faked, local press reported Monday. The Kyeongin Ilbo said Hwang had confirmed the fact after conducting DNA tests on the stem cells during an

Stem cell work further discredited

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Investigators say scientist Hwang Woo Suk has no evidence to back claims that he cloned human embryos and extracted matching stem cells.

Hwang associates gave key witness $30,000

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Two members of a stem-cell research team allegedly gave $30,000 to a former member of the group to retract comments about fabricating research data.

S. Korean expert quits over clone fraud

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The South Korean scientist whose research on stem cells and cloning won him international acclaim, Dr. Hwang Woo Su, has resigned in disgrace.

South Korea confirms stem cell fraud

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A South Korean panel confirmed Friday that cloning expert Hwang Woo-suk fabricated his stem-cell research report.

Korean scientist says he'll prove cloning

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A South Korean scientist accused of faking results of stem cell cloning said he'll have evidence to exonerate him soon.

South Korean stem cell success 'faked'

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Seoul National University Professor Hwang Woo-suk, a famed South Korean stem cell research pioneer, has reportedly admitted publishing faked studies.

News media criticized in stem cell flap

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A group of scientists is criticizing the news media for its reporting on the scientific validity of research into human somatic cell nuclear transfer.

Cloning pioneer admits unethical behavior

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The leading stem cell expert whose South Korean team cloned the first human embryo has apologized for ethical breaches in his lab.

Stem cell pioneer resigns amid ova scandal

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- South Korean stem cell pioneer Hwang Woo-suk has resigned from all his posts, apologizing for using human eggs from his own researchers. "I am very sorry that I have to tell the public words that are too shameful and horrible," he said at a news conferenc

Stem cell researchers paid women for ova

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Medical researchers working with South Korean stem cell pioneer Professor Hwang Woo-suk admit paying women to donate their ova for stem cell research. Twenty South Korean donors received about $1,500 in 2002 and 2003 as compensation for donating ova, the

Church funds adult stem-cell research

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- South Korea's Roman Catholic church plans to donate $9.61 million for adult stem-cell research, the Korea Times reports.

Stem cell scientists share research

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Top researchers into the use of embryonic stem cells gathered at Yonsei University in Seoul Thursday for a two-day symposium to share their findings.

Dog cloned in S.Korea for first time

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- South Korea's leading stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk said he has cloned a dog, providing another breakthrough in treatments for diseases.
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Hwang Woo-Suk (Korean: 황우석, born 29 January 1953) is a South Korean veterenarian researcher. He was a professor of theriogenology and biotechnology at Seoul National University (dismissed on March 20, 2006) who became infamous for fabricating a series of experiments, which appeared in high profile journals, in the field of stem cell research. Until November 2005, he was considered one of the pioneering experts in the field of stem cell research, best known for two articles published in the journal Science in 2004 and 2005 where he fraudulently reported to have succeeded in creating human embryonic stem cells by cloning. Both papers were later editorially retracted after they were found to contain a large amount of fabricated data. He has admitted to various charges of fraud.

On May 12, 2006, Hwang was "indicted on embezzlement and bioethics law violations linked to faked stem cell research." Korea Times reported on June 10, 2007 that "The university expelled him and the government rescinded its financial and legal support. The government has subsequently barred Hwang from conducting human cloning research. While being charged with fraud and embezzlement, he has kept a relatively low profile at the Suam Bioengineering Research Institute in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, where he currently holds a position. Since the controversy subsided, despite the past history and his lost credibility as a scientist, Hwang's lab has been actively publishing manuscripts, many of which have appeared on PubMed, the online database for biomedical research.

Early day Hwang Woo Suk grew up in the central Korean province of South Chungcheong. He worked at a farm to finance his studies when his widowed mother could not earn enough to provide for him and five other siblings. Hwang matriculated at Seoul National University after graduating from Daejeon high school. It was later revealed that despite his professors urging that he become a medical doctor, Hwang chose to be a veterinarian. After earning his doctorate, Hwang briefly practiced veterinary medicine, before moving into the field of scientific research. His aim at the time was to create a genetically superior Korean cow. Eventually, he became a full-time researcher at his alma mater, Seoul National University.

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