Friday, December 23, 2005

Hwang work intentionally fabricated

Roe Jung-hye, head of the Seoul National University's research office, said the data of Hwang on patient-matched cells was "intentionally fabricated, not an accidental error". He added: "It is difficult for Professor Hwang to avoid taking major responsibility." A leading American bioethicist, Laurie Zoloth, from Northwestern University, called the development "a heartbreaking turn for science and Korea".

Hwang led the team that claimed to have created Snuppy, (Seoul National University puppy). The Afghan hound, now eight months old, gained worldwide fame, with Time magazine calling him "the most amazing invention" of 2005. There are now questions being asked about Snuppy, so Time may have to re-think its invention analysis.


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