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24 December 2005

Dissapointing News...

Today, response from noted academics in the field of medical research to South Korea's top human cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk who had apologised and resigned when it was found that he had fabricated results in his stem-cell research. Here is the original story from the BBC reported on 20 May 2005, which Hwang has since retracted.

On 15 December, it was found that at least nine of 11 stem cell colonies used in a landmark research paper by Dr Hwang Woo-suk were faked. Dr Hwang's paper had been hailed as a breakthrough, opening the possibility of cures for degenerative diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's.

Although some see him as a National Hero, others like Professor Malcolm Alison of the Centre for Diabetes and Metabolic Medicine, Institute for Cell and Molecular Science in London feels that Hwang is "washed up, a scientist's credibility relies on his integrity."

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