Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hiearchies in Google: Hwang Woo Suk. Then or now?

A Google search on Hwang Woo Suk on 18 Nov 08 yielded 177,000 hits, with #2:

10 Questions For Dr. Hwang Woo Suk: South Korean cloning pioneer Hwang Woo Suk admitted last month that his lab accepted human egg donations from two of its own researchers, a violation of scientific ethics. Yet Hwang's televised apology stirred South Koreans and prompted many women to volunteer their own eggs. Hwang tells TIME's Anthony Spaeth via e-mail that his research must continue. [TIME, Monday, Dec. 05, 2005, with the "authority" of TIME outweighing the diminished "import" of the article. Fraud, not egg donation, is the big punchline. TIME ended with Hwang stating: I will continue to do my work.]

Google hit #10:

Hwang Woo-suk was first called a maverick scientist. Some people even said he was conducting unethical and risky experiments. Now he is known around the world as the first person to clone a human embryo and take stem cells from it - a technique that may lead to breakthrough treatments for diabetes and other diseases. The groundbreaking achievement has shoved Hwang and his team into the spotlight, refueling an ethical debate that spans the worlds of science, politics and religion. It also has drawn attention to Korea as a pioneer in cloning research.

from worldhealth's Cloning expert Hwang Woo-suk: one of a kind


Post a Comment

<< Home