» 06/03/2006, 00.00
Theresa Kim Hwa-young
University suspends two colleagues of (fake) "cloning pioneer"
Lee Byeong-chun and Kang Seung-keun have been charged with faking, together with Wang Woo-suk, the results of embryonic stem cell research and of embezzling public funds for the studies.
Stem cell research resumes after cloning scandal
After the program was stalled for more than a year by the faked results of the “cloning pioneer”, Hwang Woo-suk, Seoul has allocated 33 million dollars for the resumption of stem cell research.
01/08/2008 SOUTH KOREA
Authorities deny Hwang Woo-suk the right to conduct research on human embryos
Hwang Woo-suk is still on trial for violating bioethics laws and falsifying results of his scientific experiments.
28/06/2006 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul: "cloning pioneer" plans to resume stem cell research
Hwang Woo-suk has collected private funding to set up a new laboratory, where he intends to manipulate embryonic stem cells again. It is not clear from where he will get the eggs necessary for his research, given that he no longer has a licence from the Health Ministry.
24/05/2005 South Korea
Tailored cloning is immoral and dangerous to women's health
Ethicists in South Korea challenge the operation. Professor Hwang's team did not tell eggs donors about the risks involved nor did it mention the eggs would be destroyed.
01/02/2007 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul set to ban human egg donations
After the scandal sparked by the fake research of the cloning “pioneer”, the National Bioethics Committee is drawing up a law that bans the donation of eggs for scientific research. There are still doubts about the donation of “surplus” eggs.
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