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    Please post all Dr. Hwang Woo Suk articles and comments in this thread

    All of the Dr. Hwang articles on this page have been merged into this topic.

    merge in progress....
    Last edited by antiquity; 01-08-2006 at 08:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seneca
    All of the Dr. Hwang articles on this page have been merged into this topic.

    merge in progress....
    Not so sure one thread will be good-there are separate issues, when you put them together by chronological order they won't make sense
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    Panel Refuses To Comment On Report About Hwang's 2004 Paper

    Monday January 9, 01:52 PM
    Panel Refuses To Comment On Report About Hwang's 2004 Paper

    SEOUL, Jan 9 Asia Pulse - An academic panel investigating the work of South Korea's embattled scientist Hwang Woo-suk declined to comment Monday on a news report that alleged his 2004 stem-cell study was based on incorrect data.
    "We can't confirm anything prior to our press briefing scheduled for Tuesday," said Chung Myung-hee, head of the panel at Seoul National University (SNU), where Hwang teaches.
    The refusal came after a local daily reported Hwang admitted in an interview that the DNA patterns of the stem cells kept at SNU and the ones published in the U.S. journal Science in 2004 were found to be not identical.
    Chung, who is also a medical professor at the university, said some information might have been leaked by Hwang's team prior to the panel's press briefing, hinting that the report could be true.
    Lee Byung-chun, a close partner in Hwang's study, told reporters that he was not aware of how such a report was made.
    Hwang published a paper in the journal Science in May 2005 claiming he had succeeded in producing 11 patient-specific stem cell lines.
    However, he got into trouble last November when Gerald Schatten, a reproductive biologist at the University of Pittsburgh who worked with Hwang, severed his ties with the scientist, citing ethical lapses he claimed he was not aware of when the paper was written.
    Hwang's fall from grace continued two weeks ago when the SNU panel released an interim report that said there was no evidence to back the scientist's claim that he had created patient-specific stem cells.
    The panel is scheduled to hold its press briefing Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the university to release the final results from its month-long investigation into the scandal. (Yonhap)

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    ‘Hwang Admits 2004 Research Fake’

    By Kim Tae-gyu
    Staff Reporter
    Korean cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk admitted the embryonic stem cells documented in a Science article in February 2004 were faked, according to the Kyeongin Ilbo Monday.

    The Suwon-based newspaper reported Hwang had confirmed the fact after conducting DNA tests with the stem cells at issue during an exclusive interview with the newspaper.

    ``Hwang and his researchers said that DNA fingerprint traces of stem cells kept in their lab did not match those of cells featured in Science,’’ the newspaper noted.

    ``Based on the results, a member of Hwang’s team suspected that the cloned stem cell line in the 2004 paper might be stolen or just a bogus,’’ it said.

    That claim is in tune with Hwang’s remarks that stem cells described in the 2004 article were swapped with other cells. He raised the doubts late last month via an interview with a Buddhist newspaper.


    ``At the moment, the best scenario would be this: Hwang did clone a dog and his team retains source technologies for the human therapeutic cloning. I cannot expect a better report,’’ said Park Se-pill, head at Seoul-based fertility clinic Maria Biotech.

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    Hwang's cows also under scrutiny

    January 09, 2006 ? Adding to the ongoing debate over the authenticity of scientist Hwang Woo-suk's cloning research, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation will air a program tomorrow questioning the veracity of his cloned cow.

    MBC TV's PD Notebook, a current affairs program which has been questioning Dr. Hwang's research, provided a preview of its next show, claiming that two of the three cloned cows may be fakes. The preview said that the DNA of the cloned cows did not match those of the donors.

    A Seoul National University team led by Dr. Hwang said it cloned three cows with funding from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

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    Arrow Schatten: Pitt biologist trying to patent human cloning process

    Pitt biologist trying to patent human cloning process

    By Jennifer Bails
    Saturday, January 7, 2006

    This article was modified at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2006, to correct the spelling of the last name of Merrill Goozner, director of the Integrity in Science project at the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest.
    A University of Pittsburgh researcher embroiled in an international cloning scandal is seeking to patent technology to create embryonic stem cells without crediting his now-estranged colleagues in South Korea, government documents show.

    The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is processing a application -- still active as of Friday -- filed on April 9, 2004, by reproductive biologist Gerald Schatten, who heads the university's Pittsburgh Development Center at Magee-Womens Research Institute in Oakland.

    Schatten and two Pitt researchers listed as co-inventors -- Calvin Simerly and Christopher Navara -- state their methods would make human cloning "a practical procedure," according to the patent application. These methods also could be used to create embryonic stem cells with the potential to cure human diseases, the application states.

    Embattled Korean researcher Hwang Woo-Suk claimed to have achieved these very same scientific milestones using similar techniques. The breakthrough -- now discredited -- was announced in a paper published in the journal Science in June 2005 and co-authored by Schatten.
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    Panel to report on Stem Cell work of Korean Scientist

    Panel to Report on Stem Cell Work of Korean Scientist

    SEOUL (Reuters) - There was a time when South Korea could not lavish enough awards, accolades and first class tickets on its national hero scientist, but now sponsors are wondering what to do with items they gave to now disgraced Hwang Woo-suk.

    A Seoul National University panel on Tuesday is expected to release its final report on the veracity of three major claims by Hwang's team -- developing tailored embryonic stem cells, producing the world's first cloned dog and producing the first cloned human embryos for research.
    The panel has already said there was no data to support the claims that Hwang's team produced tailored embryonic stem cells as he had claimed in a heralded May 2005 paper.

    Hwang's fraud brought shame to South Korea, newspaper editorials said. Several sponsors said they were awaiting the final report before deciding whether to take back awards and gifts they gave to him.
    Hwang will probably lose his title as the country's first ''supreme scientist'' and the 3 billion wonannual grant that came along with it, South Korean media cited government officials as saying last week.
    The Science and Technology Ministry gave Hwang the distinction in June 2005 with the promise of 3 to 5 billion won a year in subsidies for up to five years.

    Media reports quoted officials saying that the ministry was likely to rescind the title after the university panel's final conclusions were released.
    Hwang was once hailed in South Korea for taking the country to the forefront of stem cell and cloning research.
    His image was used on government promotional material showing the country as a leading force in cutting edge technology. It gave tens of millions of dollars to fund his research.
    Major South Korean companies such as steelmaker POSCO and Korean Air have yet to say whether they will continue their support for Hwang, but they will closely look at the final report.

    POSCO pledged to give 1.5 billion won for Hwang's research and sponsored the chair for his professorship at Seoul National University. Hwang stepped down from that post last month.
    ``The support was intended for the development of Korea's science,'' said spokesman Bae Hyo-seop.
    Korean Air offered Hwang and his wife free first class tickets for the next 10 years and has yet to withdraw the offer, an official said.
    Last month, media reported, police withdrew Hwang's bodyguards at his request.

    At one point last year, South Korea's Foreign Ministry had planned to create a post equivalent to an ``ambassador for science'' to help Hwang in his work overseas, an official said.

    About three months ago, amid much fanfare, South Korea opened its World Stem Cell Hub in the hope of building on Hwang's success and making the country a global center for research.
    The government has now cut most of its funding for the hub in next year's budget, the JoongAng Ilbo reported.

    Seoul prosecutors will also be paying close attention to the final report. They have said they will decide after its release whether to investigate Hwang for criminal fraud.

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    If the leak holds it's fake and they won't even bother to re-test
    The leaks comes a day before the nine-member Seoul National University (SNU) panel is expected to announce the results of its month-long investigation.
    The failure to find evidence of any existing stem cells could be a knock-out blow to the disgraced scientist, who has maintained that they existed and future tests would vindicate him.
    Insiders also said the purported original technology held by Hwang's team cannot be deemed significant enough to actually lead to a re-testing of the entire process.
    "This means that the panel will not recommend a re-test because it will be a waste of time and money," a source said.
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    Panel Report- Reuters

    S.Korean scientists faked two key papers: inquiry
    Mon Jan 9, 2006 9:16 PM ET
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    SEOUL (Reuters) - A team led by a once heralded and now disgraced South Korean scientist faked two landmark papers on embryonic stem cells but did produce the world's first cloned dog, an investigation panel said on Tuesday.

    The panel at Seoul National University told reporters there was no data to support the papers produced by the team led by scientist Hwang Woo-suk.

    The two papers were a 2004 report on producing the first cloned human embryos for research and the second was a 2005 paper on producing the first embryonic tailored stem cells.

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    Seoul National University: Scientist faked cloned human embryonic stem cells

    Monday, January 09, 2006
    By The Associated Press
    SEOUL, South Korea -- Scientist Hwang Woo-suk's pioneering 2004 claim to have cloned human embryonic stem cells was faked but his claim last year to have created the world's first cloned dog was genuine, Seoul National University said this evening.

    The university made the announcements as it released the final results into its investigation of Hwang's cloning research. Pitt also has its own investigation of Dr. Schatten underway. Unlike the South Korean panel, which regularly reports to the public on its progress, the six-member Pitt panel is doing its work in secret, following guidelines of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Research Integrity. Pitt officials have indicated that panel may finish its work late this month.
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