Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Hwang Woo-Suk tried to clone mammoths

According to a Reuters report on July 25, Hwang Woo-Suk tried to clone mammoths: "We secured mammoth tissues from glaciers and tried cloning three times, but failed," Hwang said.

During the third hearing in his trial, Hwang said his team was given a 1 billion won (1.05 million dollars U.S.) grant from South Korea's powerful SK Group in 2005 and the money was supposed to be used for "peripheral activities related to the research". Hwang controlled the money and used part of it to clone tigers, pay for a junior scientist's housing, overseas trips for team members and for a scientist's wedding.


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